UHCS provides a variety of services for students who are dealing with negative body image or disordered eating. Our treatment team consists of mental health professionals, a psychiatrist, physicians, and providers with background in nutrition. This multi-disciplinary team will address your physical symptoms, your emotional health, your caloric intake, and medication needs (when applicable).
From the Experts at UHCS:
Here are some warning signs of an eating disorder:
Do you have a friend struggling with an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia, or a binge eating?
Having an understanding of eating disorders is important for you to better help your friend. Eating disorders are illnesses and not choices. They arise from a variety of physical, emotional, social, and familial issues. All of these issues need to be addressed with the help of a professional for effective prevention and treatment of eating disorders. People with eating disorders have a real mental illness that distorts their body image.
You cannot force someone to seek help, change their eating habits, or change their attitudes. But, you can help your friend by honestly sharing your concerns, providing support, and finding out where to go for more information.
Feel free to contact someone at UHCS if you have any questions.
~Jill Mallin, Ph.D., Eating Disorder Treatment Team Coordinating Psychologist
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