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Body Image Among Female College Students
Krista Moldenhauer, Ashley Callicutt, and George Leddick
Eighty-five percent of college females believe that they are either slightly or seriously overweight. Body dissatisfaction is associated with excessive dieting, disordered eating, increased depression, and low self-esteem. Group counseling targeted at body image helps women overcome their distressing preoccupations with appearance. The following discussion of body image issues and treatment options is of interest to school and college counselors as well as LPC’s working with females.