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
Eating disorders in college athletes are on the rise. Studies have shown that 25% of female college athletes and 20% of male athletes have a diagnosed eating disorder . Proper nutrition is essential for an athlete at the college level. When a body is not properly nourished, the body functioning is at risk for injury [...] 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
For countless college-aged women across the country, becoming integrated in the “Greek Life” is an essential part of making the transition to campus. Originating as ideal that would promote friendship and camaraderie, sororities were established as a representation of the familial aspect of sisterhood. There are many potential benefits of joining a sorority, including philanthropy [...] Read More
Having the chance to study abroad while in college is the opportunity of a lifetime for many students. Typically, a university or college campus will offer study-abroad programs with partnering schools in different countries around the world, giving a student the chance to learn in a new culture for college credits. Surveys of college students [...] Read More
As costs rise and health benefits decrease for mental health coverage, private payment for eating disorder treatment can be extremely costly. Internationally, there are a few key organizations that one can turn to for scholarship and financial assistance for treatment. Project HEAL Scholarships Project HEAL is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization that fundraises for individuals with [...] Read More
Eating disorders are no stranger to the collegiate population, with the transition to college being among the most stressful transitions for many individuals. For those who have other risk factors for eating disorders, the various stressors involved with the college transition can be enough to trigger the development of an eating disorder, like anorexia, bulimia [...] Read More
An astounding number of college students are struggling with eating disorders today, with many students learning how to navigate various aspects of their recovery journey while on their college campuses. According to a survey completed by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), the rate of eating disorders among college students surveyed increased from 7.9% to [...] Read More
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