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Counseling and Psychological Services

Measuring Your Self-worth by the Number on the Scale?

Take an anonymous questionnaire online and find out.

Does the number on your scale make or break your  day? Do you rate your week by how your jeans fit? If so, you could be  struggling with negative body image, a condition that puts you at risk for  developing an eating disorder.

During college, maintaining  a positive body image can be challenging, especially when everyone else seems  obsessed with the way they look. Did you know that 95% of those who have an  eating disorder are between the ages of 12 and 25?

We all have our  days when we feel awkward or uncomfortable in our bodies, but when weight,  food or exercise are controlling your life and preventing you from enjoying everyday activities, it might be time to seek help.

February 22-27, 2010 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

As part of this national observance, CAPS will be offering anonymous online screenings.

The questionnaires are confidential and  provide immediate feedback as well as information on how to get help if needed.

How much you weigh has nothing to do with your value as a  person. If thoughts of food or exercise are controlling your life, we can help you regain balance. Body dissatisfaction and low self-esteem can negatively  impact you academic performance and social life.  This program will help  you learn the signs of an eating disorder and regain control.

Facts about Eating Disorders

Nearly 10 million females and 1 million males in the U.S. are battling eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, while millions more suffer from binge eating disorder.

The peak onset of eating disorders occurs during  puberty and the late teen/early adult years, but symptoms can occur as young as kindergarten. More than one in three normal dieters progress to pathological dieting.

CAPS is offering this education and screening program as part of the National Eating Disorders Screening Program® (NEDSP), sponsored by the national nonprofit Screening for Mental Health®.
 

Reviewed 2/8/2010

 
 
 

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