Disordered Eating and Body Image: Basics and Services
Anorexia Nervosa (self-starvation and excessive weight loss), Bulimia Nervosa (cyclical overreating- bingeing- followed by the countering of self-induced vomitting), and Binge Eating Disorder, BED, (recurrent overreating without compensation for the binge) are all potentially life-threatening disorders that harm the body and its ability to function properly.
More commonly than not, eating disorders are about more than just food and weight, despite the focus of the disorder. Thus, to determine what an eating disorder really is for you or a friend, contact one of our resources below!
CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
Provides counseling for students who struggle with disordered eating and body image and can also help concerned friends talk and obtain more information on how to be helpful. Free for students for first 2-3 visits.
Dining Services and Nutrition
A registered dietician consults with students who need more information about managing disordered eating and body image. Can help to make healthier eating choices. Free for on-campus housing students and small charge for those off-campus.
For ways to change your outlook on body image, click here.Some information obtained from http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/