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Eating patterns of people with eating problems can cause serious medical complications. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are two serious eating disorders that frequently affect college students. Early recognition and referral for treatment will improve chances for full recovery.
Anorexia nervosa is a pattern of self-imposed starvation. Its causes may be psychological, biological, or social. One thing that all experts agree on is that food itself is not the cause. Early detection and treatment are necessary to prevent permanent damage to the heart, reproductive organs, and other internal organs.
Anorexia nervosa can be recognized by the following behavioral, emotional, and physical symptoms:
Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating and self-induced vomiting. Some of the same symptoms are present as with anorexia. Some people with anorexia later add symptoms of bulimia as an alternative way of controlling weight.
If you or someone you care about suffers any of the above symptoms and you would like more information, come in and speak with a professional counselor in 0203 James Hall.