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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center (ERC), our eating disorder treatment methods and programs, and upcoming meetings and events to help provide patients, families, professionals, and alumni alike with the information they need to understand their condition and enter on a path to long-lasting recovery.

November 17, 2016

Many of us, this holiday season, will feel the need to show up as someone who has improved, moved forward and become someone better. But — I encourage you to be authentic and simply show up as yourself. Showing up as yourself is a powerful becoming message that just might inspire others to do the same.


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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, families, patients, "robyn cruze"
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November 14, 2016
“We are pleased to have a renowned expert like Dr. Kofod in the service of our many patients with eating and related disorders,” says Susan McClanahan, PhD, CEDS, Chief Development Officer of ERC Illinois and President and Founder of Insight.
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DocumentTags: "dr lauren kofod", "erc chicago il", "insight behavioral health centers", professionals
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November 10, 2016
DocumentID: 890
DocumentTags: advocacy, "mental health", "mental health reform", "mental health reform act"
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November 08, 2016
DocumentID: 889
DocumentTags: #foodforthoughtfriday, alumni, families, "jennifer sommer-dirks", patients, professionals
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November 08, 2016
Suicide may feel “silent” to those who commit it, but it screams within the hearts of the ones left behind. Silence, I am learning, is the sound of leaving the tribe — it is the hush of isolation.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, "health risks", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, professionals, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/2016/The-Sound-of-Suicide;-End-it-by-Using-Your-Voice
November 03, 2016
DocumentID: 887
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", family, treatment
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November 01, 2016
DocumentID: 886
DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "erc chicago il", erp, "exposure & response prevention", "laura lange", patients
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October 27, 2016
A notable and pervasive issue with a more physical focus has started to plague the gay male community. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a psychological diagnosis that refers to one’s preoccupation with a perceived defect or flaw with his or her physical appearance. This can lead to repetitive behaviors like mirror-checking, excessive exercise and reassurance seeking.
DocumentID: 885
DocumentTags: #therapythursday, "body dysmorphic disorder", lgbtq, males, patients, professionals, "zach rawlings"
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October 27, 2016
DocumentID: 884
DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", "dr stephanie setliff", "erc dallas tx", professionals
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October 26, 2016
Parenting itself is a challenging job, and parenting a child with an eating disorder takes the job requirements to a whole new level. It frequently requires caregivers to parent in a different way than they typically have with their child, resulting in strict boundaries, use of consequences and managing frequent conflict or disagreements.
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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", "dr allison chase", "erc austin tx", families
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/2016/Help!-My-Child’s-Eating-Disorder-is-Holding-Me-Hos
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