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Watching someone struggle with an eating disorder can be immensely stressful, scary, and frustrating. Because you care deeply about that person, you may find yourself taking on a caregiving role.
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A crucial step in recovering from an eating disorder is realizing you are not alone. The shame that surrounds eating disorders often leads people to remain silent about their struggles. And in isolation, an eating disorder grows.
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Hayley first imagined herself becoming a veterinarian, and then a surgeon. But, witnessing family members struggle with chronic medical issues related to their diet, she was ultimately inspired to become a dietitian.
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Both eating disorder recovery and college require commitment, time, and support. If you are a student struggling with an eating disorder, you may reach a point where it’s clear that you do not have enough resources to do both. Somewhere deep inside, you sense that temporarily stepping away from school may benefit both your health and ultimately your academic and professional goals.
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Students with eating disorders often develop a complicated relationship between their education and their health. On campuses, comparisons among peers (of both appearance and academic standing) and high performance expectations breed perfectionism, a hallmark quality for many eating disorders. It’s both normal and encouraged to prioritize academic achievement over sleep, food, and other self-caring activities.
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When an adolescent is diagnosed with an eating disorder, it is not just that child’s issue. Rather, an eating disorder is often considered a reflection of larger family dysfunction that has just most prominently manifested in one member. Understandably, much attention and energy is given to the diagnosed child.
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For Mujidat, helping to facilitate a client’s recovery from the position of Intake Coordinator generates “a really good feeling for me, because it feels like I am part of pieces that are coming together.”
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Despite the pervasive masculinity ideal and inadequate resources on campuses for males who struggle with body and food issues (link to previous piece), there are effective ways to counteract the compulsive exercise and disordered eating habits which so many male students adopt.
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Research shows that writing not only improves one’s emotional health, but it has physiologically benefits. Since the 1980s, numerous studies conducted by psychologist James W. Pennebaker, PhD, have proven the that writing about stressful emotions has significant positive effects on individuals coping with diseases, disorders, and trauma.
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Males face unique challenges when seeking support for eating disorder recovery. They often are up against greater stigma than women, have fewer treatment options available, and struggle to find male peers going through similar experiences.