Eating Disorders

Common Eating Disorders

Bulimia, anorexia and other problem eating behaviors are quite common among traditional-aged college students. A few of the eating disorder symptoms include:

  • Forced vomiting and/or use of laxatives to lose weight.
  • Vigorous exercise coupled with reduced food intake (resulting in severe weight loss).
  • Constantly feeling overweight even though friends are concerned that a person is underweight.

In most instances a person can be helped to overcome an eating disorder before serious physical and emotional damage occurs. Occasionally, however, eating disorders can progress to become a life-threatening problem.

Help Services

The University Counseling Center has resources to help people who are struggling with eating disorders. Services include personal counseling, brochures and co-sponsorship of support groups. In conjunction with the UW-Stout Student Health Services, a collaborative program has been created to help people overcome eating disorders. This program is specifically designed for situations that have not progressed to the life-threatening stage.

For more information, please click on the following links or contact a professional at the Counseling Center, 410 Bowman Hall, (715) 232-2468, or Student Health Center (715) 232-2114.

Self-Help Resources

NOTE: Many of these links are not maintained by the Counseling Center or UW-Stout. They may be helpful but are not meant to replace consultation with a professional counselor. UW-Stout students should contact the Counseling Center for information about local resources. For help in evaluating the credibility of Web sites that provide mental health advice and to safeguard your privacy on the Internet, visit dotCOMSENSE.