Eating Disorders


Some students develop weight and food issues while in college. There are three different types of eating disorders, such as: anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Eating disorders should be taken seriously, as they can potentially be life-threatening. Below are brief descriptions of all three types.

Anorexia Nervosa: A serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.

Bulimia Nervosa: A serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a cycle of bingeing and self-induced vomiting.

Binge Eating Disorder: A type of eating disorder characterized by recurrent binge eating without other behaviors (vomiting).

If you think you could be experiencing any of these disorders, Counseling Services and Student Health Services can assist you with this. Additional information can be found on the National Eating Disorders website.