Millions of college students have eating disorders, yet many receive little or no medical attention or psychological intervention. The reasons many may not receive treatment can be complicated but often include:
- the student may be unwilling to seek treatment
- the student does not know that they have an eating disorder
- the student is unaware of treatment resources
- the student feels embarrassed to seek treatment
Left untreated, eating disorders can lead to permanent physical damage ranging from hair loss to damage to the heart, osteoporosis and the inability to conceive. They can even result in death. In fact, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. Many people recover from eating disorders when they are treated at an early stage.
In order to increase awareness and provide useful information about this very important topic, Bucknell Division of Student Affairs, Bucknell Nutrition, Bucknell Student Health, and Bucknell Dining invite you to attend this panel discussion, Monday Feb 29, 6:30-8 pm ELC, Center Room.