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Compulsive Overeating Symptoms & Warning Signs

2020-09-30T07:13:16+00:00September 30th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Learn about the symptoms and warning signs associated with compulsive overeating.Symptoms of compulsive overeating are varied and diverse.Compulsive overeating can involve binge eating (consumption of a large amount of food in less

Treatment for Compulsive Overeating

2020-09-30T07:07:38+00:00September 30th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Learning how to stop overeating requires a specialized treatment approach. ERC offers an eating disorder treatment program for higher weight individuals.Our patients in this program are overweight or obese and may also

What Causes Anorexia Nervosa?

2020-09-29T07:11:40+00:00September 29th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Anorexia nervosa – oftentimes simply called anorexia – is a serious medical and mental health condition that can be life-threatening. Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS-S, Regional Managing Clinical Director at Eating Recovery Center

Anorexia Nervosa Facts & Statistics

2020-09-29T07:05:29+00:00September 29th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Anorexia nervosa is an illness that impacts women, men, adolescents and children. It does not discriminate. It affects all ethnicities, cultures and socioeconomic groups. It is also the most deadly mental illness,

Health Risks and Medical Complications of Anorexia Nervosa

2020-09-28T07:15:59+00:00September 28th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS-S, Regional Managing Clinical Director at Eating Recovery Center explains how the health risks associated with anorexia (low body weight and prolonged starvation) are serious and potentially lethal. The

What is Anorexia Nervosa? An Overview

2020-09-28T07:10:54+00:00September 28th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Anorexia nervosa – oftentimes simply called anorexia – is a serious medical and mental health condition that can be life-threatening. Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS-S, Regional Managing Clinical Director at Eating Recovery Center

Do I Have Anorexia? Take the Self-Assessment Quiz

2020-09-27T07:16:18+00:00September 27th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Anorexia is a complex illness. If any or all of the following warning signs describe you or a loved one, help is available at ERC. Take the Anorexia Self-Assessment Quiz:- Do you

The Barriers and Benefits of Healthy Connections in Recovery

2020-09-27T07:10:26+00:00September 27th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

It's Recovery Month, and this year we are focusing on "connection."Join co-author of "Making Peace with Your Plate" and Director of Advocacy Robyn Cruze, and Leah Young, Clinical Manager of ERC's Addiction

Causes of Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

2020-09-26T07:15:48+00:00September 26th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Binge eating disorder (BED) is caused by a complex combination of genetic, psychological and sociocultural factors.The family tie to BED and food addictionsApproximately 95 percent of patients with BED had a parent

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Facts & Statistics

2020-09-26T07:10:03+00:00September 26th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

In addition to understanding the causes and symptoms of binge eating disorder (BED), it’s also helpful to understand the facts and statistics:8% of American adults suffer from binge eating disorder in their

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Health Risks

2020-09-25T07:16:24+00:00September 25th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

There are serious health risks associated with binge eating disorder (BED), including:Weight gain/obesityHigh blood pressureHigh cholesterolHeart diseaseType II diabetes mellitusFortunately, most of the physical consequences of binge eating disorder can be reversed

What is Binge Eating Disorder (BED)?

2020-09-25T07:05:23+00:00September 25th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

What is binge eating disorder?Despite the fact that it affects millions of Americans, binge eating disorder (BED) is a widely misunderstood mental disorder. This illness, which involves frequent overeating marked by distress

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT)

2020-09-24T07:12:53+00:00September 24th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Have you heard of the theory of the suffering of the “overcontrolled” individual? Overcontrolled individuals tend to be perfectionists who live most of their life in a state of high threat (rapid

Virtual Eating, Mood and Anxiety Disorder Treatment

2020-09-24T07:07:17+00:00September 24th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Learn about our Virtual Intensive Out Patient program! Meeting Patients Where They Are and Guiding Them to RecoveryEating Recovery Center is removing the barriers that can keep patients with anorexia, bulimia and

Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center

2020-09-23T07:14:38+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center (Pathlight) is part of a leading national mental health care system dedicated to the treatment of primary mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders.  Pathlight specializes in treatment for mood and anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, depression

Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center – Formerly Insight Behavioral Health

2020-09-23T07:09:20+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center (Pathlight) is part of a leading national mental health care system dedicated to the treatment of primary mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders.  Pathlight specializes in treatment for mood and anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, depression

Am I Bulimic? Take the Bulimia Self-assessment Quiz

2020-09-22T07:13:46+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Bulimia a serious condition. Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS, ERC Regional Managing Director at Eating Recovery Center explains that if the following feelings and behaviors describe you or a loved one, ERC

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) Causes

2020-09-22T07:08:07+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Learn about the cause of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). Like other eating disturbances, there is no singular cause of ARFID. However, the evolving scientific literature suggests that this pattern of disordered

What is Bulimia Nervosa? An Overview

2020-09-21T21:06:04+00:00September 21st, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS, ERC Regional Managing Director at Eating Recovery Center explains how bulimia nervosa – frequently just called bulimia – is an eating disorder characterized by patterns of bingeing

Say It Brave “What Lies Beneath – A Conversation About Substance Use Disorder and Eating Disorders”

2020-09-15T23:28:14+00:00September 15th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Recovery from mental illness is not a perfect path. It is often one full of many ups and downs, trips and stumbles. It can often be seductive to look for the numb

Dr. Thomas Joiner Discusses Suicide Prevention and Awareness

2020-09-09T23:06:34+00:00September 9th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Thomas Joiner, Ph.D, Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Psychology Clinic at Florida State University, talks with Eating Recovery Center about suicide awareness and prevention. Dr. Joiner is presenting at

Chrissy Metz and Kara Richardson Whitely – ERF Conference Teaser

2020-08-25T17:53:15+00:00August 25th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Kick your feet up and join us for an intimate chat with acclaimed actress and singer, Chrissy Metz (otherwise known as Kate on NBC’s "This Is Us") and Eating Recovery Center’s National

35 – Understanding Bias, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with Dr. Seria Chatters

2020-08-10T10:20:02+00:00August 10th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Racism. Equity. Diversity. Inclusion. Bias. Bullying. These are all buzz words that we continue to hear and use in everyday life—but what do they mean? Dr. Seria Chatters has an incredible personal

“How to Combat Self-blame and Recover in Peace” with Robyn Cruze and Bonnie Brennan

2020-08-07T16:08:15+00:00August 7th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

"Making Peace with Your Plate" author / ERC Director of Advocacy Robyn Cruze and Regional Clinical Director Bonnie Brennan recently discussed how to deal with “self-blame,” of burdening those you love and

“It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To: The Truth About Navigating Losses and Grief”

2020-08-04T14:45:34+00:00August 4th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Grief and loss. Is there an easy way to talk about them? All of us at some point in our lives will experience the power of these two short words. For those

Loving Kindness Meditation for the Under Controlled Style of Coping

2020-07-17T15:42:39+00:00July 17th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Join Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Centers for a moment of zen. This meditation helps us to discover how we may create a feeling of loving kindness and compassion for

Stories of Hope: A Patient’s Journey from the Rocky Mountains to the Himalayas ft. Jill Wheatley

2020-07-10T13:15:34+00:00July 10th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

A physical education teacher, living an adventurous, active life abroad. A terrible accident. A traumatic brain injury. Partial blindness. A debilitating eating disorder. An inspiring recovery story. Alumna Jill Wheatley climbed a

34 – Big Booty Pride: Body Positivity & Systemic Racism with Gloria Lucas

2020-07-06T08:24:29+00:00July 6th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Gloria Lucas decided to name her mental health awareness and body positivity organization after the Spanish slang term for a big booty - nalgona. She began Nalgona Positivity Pride after her own

Grace Over Grit: Self-Compassion in the Age of COVID-19

2020-07-01T17:08:04+00:00July 1st, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Social media has been flooded with what we should and shouldn't do in these months of the global pandemic. Meanwhile, many of us have been thrust into the isolation of quarantine, shaking

Recovery Day 2020 and the “Love Your Tree” Campaign Kickoff

2020-06-26T13:37:30+00:00June 26th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

In this time, more than ever, inclusion matters — and we would like to partner together with you and our community to celebrate diversity. Recovery Day on June 26, 2020, kicks off

“There’s Not a Perfect Time for Treatment, But It’s Worth It” – Sunnie’s Story

2020-06-16T07:11:20+00:00June 16th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Sunnie said it best: "They teach you all these things about raising children, but no one really tells you what to do when your kid doesn't eat." Sunnie is a parent of

“Change Can Still Be Good Even If It’s Scary” – Sunnie’s Story

2020-06-16T07:05:46+00:00June 16th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Sunnie discusses what the expectations she had before and during her daughter's eating disorder treatment compared to the reality of it. She said it when she explained, "Change can still be good

“Collaboration: Us Against the Eating Disorder” – Sunnie’s Story

2020-06-15T16:42:58+00:00June 15th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Before treatment, it felt like Sunnie and her family were fighting their daughter. With collaboration from the treatment team and education around eating disorders, the fight had now changed. The battle was

“How Treatment Helped Our Family” – Sunnie’s Story

2020-06-15T16:37:44+00:00June 15th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

We've seen different people walk away with different things they've learned in treatment. Sunnie and her family felt empowered during and after their daughter received treatment, whereas before, she felt as if

Leadership Spotlight – Harry Brandt, MD – Regional Medical Director, Eastern Region

2020-06-11T17:28:24+00:00June 11th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

In this ERC | Insight Leadership Spotlight, we talk with Harry A. Brandt, MD. Harry A. Brandt is the Regional Medical Director, Eastern Region for Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral

“Questions to Ask When Seeking Higher Level of Care” – Steven Crawford, MD

2020-06-10T07:12:45+00:00June 10th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

Steven F. Crawford, MD, talks us through the questions one should ask when a patient with an eating disorder needs higher levels of care. Steven F. Crawford is the Medical Director for

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment – Insight Mood & Anxiety Center

2020-06-10T07:06:37+00:00June 10th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

At Insight Mood & Anxiety Center at Eating Recovery Center, we meet patients where they are and move them forward toward recovery. Whether someone has been in recovery for 40 years or

“Self-Efficacy” – Steven Crawford, MD

2020-06-09T07:18:50+00:00June 9th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

In this video, Steven F. Crawford, MD, talks about self-efficacy and why it's important for patients in eating disorder treatment. Steven F. Crawford is the Medical Director for Eating Recovery Center and

“Early Intervention Leads to Better Outcomes” – Steven Crawford, MD

2020-06-09T07:12:31+00:00June 9th, 2020|Binge & Purge, Binge Eating, Eating Disorders Counseling|

In this video, Steven F. Crawford, MD, discusses the importance of early intervention and how it can lead to a better outcome for someone with an eating disorder. Steven F. Crawford is