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A Population At Risk: College-Aged Females and Eating Disorders
Kayla P. Walsworth and Gerra W. Perkins
Eating disorders are a major concern within the United States and other developed countries. It is imperative for counselors to understand the prevalence, the populations at greatest risk, and factors which contribute to the development of these disorders. This article provides an overview of each of the eating disorders referenced in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed., DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) as well as three measures of disordered eating. Finally, the article discusses populations at risk, as well as a unique subset of this population, and how to intervene