Episode 44

Ep. 44 Towards a Fuller Understanding of Health: Combatting Disordered Eating at Colleges with Dr. Samantha DeCaro, PsyD


July 6th, 2022

22 mins 59 secs

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About this Episode

This week’s Quadcast features Samantha DeCaro, PsyD, the director of clinical outreach and education at the Renfrew Center, a national residential facility for eating disorder treatment. Associate director of the Mary Christie Institute, Dana Humphrey, speaks with Dr. DeCaro about the unique stressors that can put college students at risk for new or exacerbated eating disorders. Particularly with the onset of the pandemic, conditions already correlated with disordered eating — isolation, disrupted schedules, and certain social media use — became more prevalent and more destructive. Now, Dr. DeCaro reveals what experts have learned about disordered eating since the pandemic and explores next steps for colleges hoping to foster positive eating cultures.