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Fraternities & Eating Disorders in College: Correlations & Concern

College Fraternities Eating disorders are common in men. Even though in the past, it has been considered a ‘female disease’; males also suffer from EDs and have a lifetime prevalence rate of .3% for anorexia, .5% for bulimia, and 2% for binge eating disorder.  Total statistics equate to approximately 25%, (or 10 million men) of individuals in the [...]
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Dashed College Dreams Due to Bulimia

Woman looking at a computer while biting a pencil Bulimia is a common eating disorder among college-aged students. Bulimia symptoms include episodes of binge-eating followed by purging through self-induced vomiting, over-exercise, or laxative abuse to ‘rid’ the body of the food ingested. What is Bulimia Bulimia is a severe eating disorder and a mental health diagnosis. Typically a person will become obsessed with body [...]
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Sororities & Bulimia: What Can I Do to Help My Sister?

Sororities Sisters Dieting behaviors among college students are becoming more common. 83% of university females have consciously tried to lose weight or engaged in dieting behaviors [1].  The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA), reports that 15% of women aged 17-24 have an eating disorder and 20% of college students say they have previously had an eating disorder, and [...]
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My Future and Leaving College for Eating Disorder Treatment

College student in the library “I don’t want my college team to know I’m struggling with an eating disorder… I’ll ruin my chances of getting into a masters or doctorate program if I go to treatment… I don’t want to fall behind in my classes.” All of these phrases are common when working with a college-aged student who is struggling [...]
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College Students, Bulimia Treatment and Working

College Student Reading A Book About Clean Eating College students today face increased pressure in multiple areas, including academic performance, social activities, career development, finances, job security, and athleticism. Many college students are juggling multiple responsibilities at once, including a full academic load, a job, and a social life. With all that transpires during the college years and the transition to college itself, [...]
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Social Disorders and Eating Disorders on College Campuses

College student reading a thick book Contributor: Amy M. Klimek, MA, LCPC, Director of Program Development, Eating Disorder Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Eating disorders (EDs) are highly prevalent on university and college campuses today. The struggle of ED is not bias and any individual could suffer from anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder (BED). The onset of an eating disorder can [...]
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Educational Resources for Teachers to Identify Students with Eating Disorders

teacher learning to see eating disorders in students Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope While eating disorders to not discriminate based on age, gender or any other factors, these mental illnesses are increasingly seen in adolescent and school-aged children. It is estimated that 35-55% of adolescent girls engage in various forms of disordered [...]
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Indicators Your College-Aged Child May Be Dealing With Relapse in Recovery

Woman with Binge Eating Disorder Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope Many parents often dream of sending their child to college, in the sense of the milestone academic, intellectual, mental, and emotional accomplishment that comes with this life transition. And while this is an exciting point to reach in life, [...]
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Beaches and Vacations – Feeling Body Comfortable and Confident

Lady on vacation struggling with body image Summertime is a season for resting, traveling, vacationing, exploring – taking a break from the normal routine of work and school. Whether vacationing by the pool or beachside, there are countless ways to enjoy the summer months. However, for someone who may be recovering from an eating disorder, or for a person who might be struggling [...]
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