How Stress Among Older Students Can Trigger Eating Disorders

Melissa Orshan-Spann, Ph.D, CEDS-S, Chief Clinical Officer at Monte Nido & Affiliates, a company that provides treatment for eating disorders, will today discusses stressful factors that may impact students’ weight fluctuations, correlations between a new school year and eating habits, strategies to prevent eating disorder relapse, and suggestions on ways parents can stay connected with their children who are living on campus. 

Melissa Orshan Spann, LMHC, PhD, CEDS-S | Chief Clinical Officer. Dr. Spann is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP™). Dr. Spann received her Doctoral degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, Master’s degree from the University of Miami, and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Spann serves on the board of the Southeast Eating Disorder (SEED) Conference Committee and has presented nationally on topics related to adolescent development and body image issues, eating disorders in the Jewish community, the intersection of trauma and eating disorders, binge eating disorder, body image development, and women’s issues.

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