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Mental Health Concerns
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concentrate, chronic fatigue, decreased strength of immune
system and susceptibility to illness, an obsession with food
that dominates the student’s life, extreme moodiness,
excessive vulnerability to stress, tendency to socially
withdraw, repetitive injuries and pain from compulsive
exercise, and excessive perfectionism or rigidity.
Resources:
The National Eating Disorders Association, 800-931-2237,
nationaleatingdisorders.org
Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and
Friends
. Siegel, Michele, Judith Brisman, and Margot
Weinshel. 1989.
Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook
. Clark, Nancy. 1996.
Life without ED: How One Woman Declared Independence
from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too
. Schaefer,
Jenni and Thom Rutledge. 2003.
SIR ELTON JOHN
Sir Elton John is responsible for more than 50 Top
40 hits, is a winner of five Grammy Awards, is an
inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and
was knighted by the British monarch for his
achievements. During his long career, he has
faced substance abuse, bulimia, and depression.