Is it possible to overcome an eating disorder without seeking medical help?
Yes, the most effective treatment for eating disorders is through counseling therapy, which does not have to involve a medical evaluation. There are concerns about medical conditions that can make eating disorders potentially life threatening, such as extreme malnutrition with metabolic imbalance, heart rhythm problems and hormonal deficiencies. If you are hoping to recover from an eating disorder, start with a counselor to get help. If coming to the clinic is a concern, or being weighed is a concern, the Student Health Center will work with you do only do what is comfortable for you. We want to help.