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ED groups/counselling in college - April 17th 2010, 03:17 AM

Hiya folks,
so I went to my doctor the other day and told him about how eating is starting to take a toll on my life and it's getting irritating. Well I have one more meeting with him before I head off to a University, then I probably won't see him again. Anyways, he suggested that when I'm at University that I should really do ED counselling and group sessions. I was just curious, if any of you have done something similar, and if so, what was it like?

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Re: ED groups/counselling in college - April 17th 2010, 05:17 PM

I saw a therapist for my eating disorder when I was in college (aka university) and found it very helpful. It's not much different than seeing a therapist/counselor now. It's just always good to have added support and people to help you through, to prevent relapsing and to help you continue on recovery, you know? Will you being seeing someone who specializes in EDs? If so, that's great--I'd recommend finding someone who does. They are trained and equipped to help you, and will know how to help you continue to prevent using behaviors, keep your weight at a healthy level (if that's an issue for you) and cope with stressors and emotions. Groups are similar--support groups are wonderful, as you will be spending time with others who understand what you're going through. I'd definitely look into it all!

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Re: ED groups/counselling in college - April 17th 2010, 08:54 PM

Ah, thanks Jen.
I will more than likely see someone who specialises in ED's. My doctor now hasn't exactly labelled me with an ED (or he hasn't told me directly) but I know he's thinking Mia, which is why he suggested I get into something such as the counselling or group.
I really appreciate you responding. I'm just a bit nervous of what University will bring.
   
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Re: ED groups/counselling in college - April 18th 2010, 05:43 PM

It's always better to be pro-active--so whether you have the label or not, if you and your doctor think this is something you might struggle with in University, it's always better to be prepared and get support ahead of time to help you through it. It's totally normal to be afraid of what University will bring--it's a big change in your life! But I do believe that having a group and a counsellor will be good for you, as they can help you with it all.




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