By Brown University alum '11, Economics and Int'l Relations, Consultant
While in college, I was under a lot of pressure and I began to develop an eating disorder. I would tend to binge eat and either vomit or feel very guilty and depressed afterwards. I sought professional help from college therapist. At first, it was not as helpful so I began to reach out to local therapist in town. At the same time, I shared my stress with my best friend and my family.
By Eliza Lanzillo, Brown undergrad '16, Psychology
My battle with anorexia began when I was 16 years old, attending an international boarding high school in Wales, U.K. I found myself in a highly competitive academic environment, surrounded by 170 other high-achieving students. Ultimately, my stress and anxiety manifested in an eating disorder. My senior year was particularly difficult, but after finally acknowledging my illness and seeking treatment, I started to recover...