Texas Tech Offers Eating Disorder Screening - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/20/05

Texas Tech Offers Eating Disorder Screening

A special screening at Texas Tech today focused on a common problem in that age group - eating disorders.

The experts at the University Counseling Center made themselves available at the Health Sciences Center Wednesday afternoon to help students identify behaviors that could lead to an eating disorder. It's an effort to fix the problem before it gets out of control.

"I'm looking at excessive eating which may be related to bulimia as well as purging behaviors as well as anorexic type of behaviors where they restrict their diet significantly or engage in excessive exercises. A lot of times these are related to trying to control body or even to trying to help control emotional difficulties they may be having," says Jeff Martindale, pyschology intern at Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center.

If you missed the eating disorder screening Wednesday, you can still get help at the University Counseling Center. That's where you can meet with a professional counselor and the services there are free to students.

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