A whole range of issues may be behind the eating disordered choices of an individual. Eating disorders may begin as a way to smoke screen other concerns and may be a symptom of thoughts, behaviors, and feelings over which the person does not feel control. These other concerns may be the catalysts for restricting caloric intake or for binge-purge cycles. Either of these can result in serious health problems and even death. Red flags for use in the early identification of eating disorders are as follows.
Help is available. Call the University Counseling Center at 279-4347.
National Eating Disorders Association
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Service
Eating Disorder Resources
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders
Bulimia: News & Discussion Forums
Close to You
Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention
Food Addicts Anonymous
Phone: 561-967-3871; www.foodaddictsanonymous.org
National Center for Overcoming Overeating
Phone: 212-875-0442; www.overcomingovereating.com
Overeaters Anonymous General Service Office
Phone: 505-891-2664; Fax: 505-891-4320; www.oa.org