Eating & Body Image

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Eating Disorder Awareness Video

Signs and Symptoms of an Eating Disorder

  • Refusal to Maintain Body Weight At or Above Minimally Normal Weight for Age and Height
  • Intense Fear of Gaining Weight
  • Denial of Seriousness of Current Low Body Weight
  • Shape and Body Weight Have a Significant Influence on Self-Esteem
  • Amenorrhea (Absence of Consecutive Menstrual Cycles)
  • Restricting Food Intake
  • Binging (A Sense of Lack of Control over Eating and Eating In a Discrete Period of Time a Large Portion of Food)
  • Purging (e.g.: Using Laxatives, Diuretics, Enemas, Or Self-Induced Vomiting)
  • Over Exercising

If you are experiencing one or more of these signs and symptoms, please seek help by coming to CAPS 826-3236 or by contacting another healthcare professional.

Internet Resources

A Comprehensive Guide to Eating Disorders and How to Help

Information on the types and causes of eating disorders, common misunderstandings, and the various treatments available for those seeking help.


A nonprofit organization that provides information about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other less well-known food and weight disorders.

Campus Blues

Information about challenges and issues faced by college students.

Eating Disorders – Mirror Mirror

Extensive information and links to other eating disorder web sites

The most comprehensive and easiest to search database of eating disorder treatment professionals in the world! The database is updated daily.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

A non-profit corporation which seeks to alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. ANAD strives to educate the general public and professionals in the health care field to be more aware of the illnesses relating to eating disorders and methods of treatment.

National Eating Disorders Association

NEDA is dedicated to expanding public understanding and prevention of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected along with support for their families through education, advocacy and research.

National Women's Health Information Center

The federal goverments source for women's health information.

Something Fishy

Dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with Eating Disorders, and their loved-ones.

Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection

The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness seeks to establish easily accessible programs across the nation that allow children and young adults the opportunity to learn about eating disorders and the positive effects of a healthy body image. Furthermore, our aim is to disseminate educational information to parents and caregivers about the warning signs, dangers, and consequences of anorexia, bulimia, and other related disorders.

The Renfrew Center

A Collaborative Approach to Eating Disorders & Other Women's Mental Health Issues


An organization composed of students, faculty, and staff who are dedicated to education about and prevention of eating disorders, disordered eating, and weightism specializes in information about eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, plus related topics such as body image and obesity.


Bauer, Anderson, & Hyatt. Bulimia: A Book for Therapist & Client. Accelerated; 1986.

Chernin, Kim. The Hungry Self: Women, Eating, & Identity. Amity Pub; 1985.

Chernin, Kim. The Obsession: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness. Harper & Row; 1982.

Costin, Carolyn. The Eating Disorder Sourcebook. McGraw-Hill Trade; 1997.

Costin, Carolyn. Your Dieting Daughter: Is She Dying for Attention? Brunner-Routledge Publishers; 1996.

Foreyt, John & Goodrick, G. Ken. Living Without Dieting. Warner Books; 1994.

Friedman, Rita. BodyLove: Learning to Like Our Looks-and Ourselves. Harper & Row; 1989.

Hall, Lindsey & Cohn, Leigh. Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery. Gurze Books; 1999.

Hollis, Judi. Fat is a Family Affair. Hazelden Publishing; 1996.

Hollis, Judi. Fat is a Family Affair, Second Edition: How Food Obsessions Affect Relationships. Hazeldon Publishing; 2003.

Hutchinson, Marcia. Transforming Body Image. Crossing Press; 1985.

Hirschmann, Jane & Munter, Carol. Overcoming Overeating. Fawcett Books; 1998.

Orbach, Susie. Fat is a Feminist Issue. Berkeley Books; 1978.

Orbach, Susie. Fat is a Feminist Issue II. Berkeley Books; 1982.

Rodin, Judith. Body Traps: Breaking the Binds that Keep You from Feeling Good about Your Body. William Morrow Publishing; 1993.

Roth, Geneen. Breaking Free From Compulsive Eating. Bobbs-Merrill; 1984.

Roth, Geneen. Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating. Signet Books; 1982.

Roth, Geneen. Why We Eat: A Guide to Compulsive Eating. New American Library; 1989.

Roth Geneen. When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull up a Chair: 50 Ways to Feel Thin, Gorgeous, and Happy (When You Feel Anything But). 1999.

Sandbek, Terence. The Deadly Diet: Recovering from Anorexia & Bulimia, 2nd edition. New Harbinger; 1993.

Siegel, Brishman & Weinshel. Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Families and Friends. Harper & Row; 1988.

Squire, S. The Slender Balance. Pinnacle Books; 1983.

Weiss, Lillie. You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: A Program for Controlling Bulimia. R & E Publishers; 1986


  • Apps focused on Eating Disorders
  • Also, these apps may be of interest: 
    • recoveryBox Addiction Recovery Toolbox: designed for addiction recovery and accountability. Customize the behaviors you want to track: from alcohol, eating, sex or shopping addictions, etc. Well liked by reviewers. Cost is $1.99.
    • Track and Share (Lite or Pro): Track your mood, improve your habits, get things done, manage your health, practice gratitude; very versatile and useful app. Lite is free; pro is $4.99.
    • Clinicians may be interested in:  Recovery Record Clinician (for Eating Disorder Treatment Professionals-- an evidence-based, HIPAA compliant application). 

Self Help Resources  Eating & Body Image