Starving For Control : Eating Disorders

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Starving for Control: Eating Disorders in Psychology
Samantha Callahan, Danielle Patrick, Sara Roderick, and Kahla Stygar
Lindenwood University

Author Note Samantha Callahan, Department of Psychology, Lindenwood University; Danielle Patrick, Department of Psychology, Lindenwood University; Sara Roderick, Department of Psychology, Lindenwood University; Kahla Stygar, Department of Psychology, Lindenwood University.
Correspondence regarding this paper should be addressed to Samantha Callahan, Danielle Patrick, Sara Roderick, and Kahla Stygar, Department of Psychology, Lindenwood University, 209 South Kingshighway, St. Charles, Mo, 63301 Abstract
There are many challenges for young girls and boys that lead to major issues like problems with self-image and eating disorders. In numerous studies done, it is easy to see that eating disorders do not have to be permanent. The studies done show that there are many ways to help people struggling with this disorder. Although there is always a change of relapse, bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are two eating disorders that with time, the desire to get better, and the proper treatment, can be eliminated from a person’s life. Therefore, it is important that on college campuses, there is an organization ran by students for students to help build up self-confidence and decrease the rate of eating disorders.

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