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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: February 9, 2000

Free Eating Disorder Screening Offered

Psychological Counseling Services at California State University, Sacramento will offer free and anonymous screenings on eating disorders Tuesday, Feb. 15.

The screenings are designed to identify and assist those suffering from an eating disorder. It will be held on the second floor of the Suzanne A. Snively Student Health Center in conjunction with Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 14 - 18). Those who would like to complete the screening are welcome to come between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. or call (916) 278-6416 or (800) 405-9100 for more information.

Participants will watch a video, hear a presentation, complete a brief written questionnaire, meet individually with a health clinician, and, if needed, receive referrals for treatment.

Eating disorders are illnesses that are associated with severe body image distortion and an obsession with weight. Left unchecked, eating disorders can be deadly. Sufferers binge, purge, and or excessively diet, despite severe physical symptoms. An estimated five million Americans suffer from anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating.

More information is available by calling the CSUS Psychological Counseling Services at (916) 278-6416.


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