Heading off to college is an exciting time in a teen’s life. Touring campuses, deciding on a major, and looking into which school is the best fit is all part of the process. When you are recovering from an eating disorder, you also want to think about services available on campus, options for meal plans, [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
Dieting behaviors among college students are becoming more common. 83% of university females have consciously tried to lose weight or engaged in dieting behaviors . 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 [...] Read More
“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 [...] Read More
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, [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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, [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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