Trinity Valley Community College

   


Advisement
Center


TVCC - Athens Campus
Admin Bldg, room 124

100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX 75751

(903) 675-6350 main
(903) 675-6209 fax

advisinghelp@tvcc.edu

 
Shelia Jones, M.S.
Director of Student
Pathways & Success
(903) 675-6383
sjones@tvcc.edu
 
Melinda Berry, M.A.
Counselor
(903) 675-6224
mlberry@tvcc.edu

Dennis Nolley, M.A.
Advisor
(903) 675-6343
dnolley@tvcc.edu
 

Becky Lucas, B.S. 
Advisor 
(903) 670-2618
rebecca.lucas@tvcc.edu


 
TVCC - Palestine Campus
Admin Bldg, room 142

2970 N St Hwy 19
PO Box 2530
Palestine, TX  75802
(903) 729-0256 main
(903) 723-7073 fax
 
Vicki Dossett, M.S.
Counselor
(903) 723-7046
vdossett@tvcc.edu
 
Dr. Jeffrey Watson
Provost


 
TVCC - Terrell Campus
Admin Bldg, room 109

1200 East I-20
PO Box 668
Terrell, TX  75160
(972) 932-4904 main
(972) 563-4961 fax
 
Luanne Bourland, M.E.
Counselor
(972) 563-4932
lbourland@tvcc.edu
 
Dr. Algia Allen
Provost


 
TVCC - Health Science
Center/Kaufman

HSC, room 117

800 Hwy. 243 West
Kaufman, TX  75142
(972) 932-4909 main
(972) 932-5751 fax
 
Jeffrey Ballom, M.S.
Counselor
(972) 932-5721
jballom@tvcc.edu
 
Dr. Helen Reid
Provost

EATING DISORDERS
   
Posted: 3/26/2015 4:14:56 PM
Up to 30% of college students experience eating disorder symptoms during their college years.


What is an eating disorder? Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating are the three most common eating disorders. Someone with anorexia has an intense fear of gaining weight and typically has lost 15% of their original body weight. They have a distorted body image and often engage in intense and excessive exercise. Women may experience an interruption in their menstrual cycle due to weight loss and inadequate nutrition. They may experience hunger but feel in control when they resist the urge to eat. Someone with bulimia typically engages in binge eating-eating large portions of food at one sitting, often in response to emotional, environmental stressors or dieting. These episodes are often characterized by a feeling of being out of control of their eating. Sometimes they purge after binging to alleviate the discomfort and guild created by food intake. Those with binge eating tend to eat more than what is needed to maintain a healthy body. Generally they eat in response to emotional or environmental stressors as well as responding to intense hunger from deprivation and dieting. They have usually dieted repeatedly in the past and have experienced shame about food and body. They feel discouraged and view their ability to handle their problems as inadequate. All of these eating disorders are serious health problems, perhaps life threatening, and can benefit from professional treatment. One of the most underreported problems with eating disorders is the disruption of electrolytes that fire in the central nervous system. This can lead to heart failure. Purging causes esophagus to become ulcerated. Anorexia can lead to infertility.

If you or someone you know has an eating disorder, here are some referrals that will assist you.
National Eating Disorders Association www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. www.anred.com
Eating Disorder Referral and Information www.edreferral.com
Anorexia Bulimia Association, Inc. www.aabainc.org
www.eating.ucdavis.edu
http://www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/eating/eating.html