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As young adults begin their journeys after high school, many embark on the adventure of a lifetime that is college. Adjusting to a new college lifestyle itself is a hectic and rigorous task that cannot be blown off or you will be blown away by all of the newfound freedoms and expectations impending on your youth. Now, imagine trying to adjust to a new lifestyle in a setting of bountiful other young adults that seem well acclimated but all you can think about is comparing your body to everyone else’s body and how you should not be eating late night tonight- or ever for that matter. Moving away from your run of the mill household with parents who care for you, to college where you are solely responsible for all of your actions, the need to find some sense of control over
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Unformatted text preview: any aspect of life becomes overwhelming and somewhat gratifying. For a majority of women, and some men, eating disorders become their selected adjusting act that they can gain and feel a sense of stabilized control over. “Disordered eating may even represent an attempt to over-come underlying vulnerabilities by exerting control over eating behavior and weight” (Leon, Fulkerson, Perry, & Cudeck, 1993; Stice, 1994). College creates social pressures that make life feel out of control and sadly many young adults turn to eating disorders as methods of coping with other uncontrollable aspects of their lives....
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  • Spring '08
  • OKA
  • Personal life, A Lifetime, young adults, 1994 in film

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