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Anatomy of Care for Students With Eating Disorders

March 6, 2023
Inside Higher Ed
This article from Inside Higher Ed highlights Texas Christian University (TCU) for their creative health services options - a model of bringing outside community providers to spaces on campus to fill much needed gaps in mental health services. In the article, TCU shares the news that they are partnering with Eating Recovery Center to provide intensive outpatient programming for eating disorders on campus.

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Health professionals often direct students with severe eating disorder symptoms to inpatient treatment facilities. But students with less severe symptoms often find their on-campus treatment options lacking. In many cases, these options don’t extend beyond meeting with a mental health counselor who may or may not have experience in eating disorders.

What does quality, campus-based outpatient care look like instead? Experts say it involves complementary therapies and a collaborative approach.

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