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How much do you really know about eating disorders? Most people have heard of them, but can’t separate fact from fiction.

Eating disorders typically begin between 18 and 21 years of age. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) estimates that between 10 and 20% of women and 4 to 10% of men in college suffer from an eating disorder, and rates are on the rise.

Join EDCare and Dr. Sheila Swearngin during NEDAwareness Week for an engaging presentation on eating disorder causes, signs, symptoms, effects, treatment options, and what you can do to support a friend or loved one that is struggling. Stick around for a Q&A!

This virtual event is free and open to all!


Sheila Swearngin, PhD, CEDS-S | Lead Psychologist and Training Supervisor

Dr. Sheila Swearngin is a licensed psychologist in both Missouri and Kansas. She has an MA in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine in Wichita and Wichita State University, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.

Before coming to EDCare, Dr. Swearngin worked as a psychologist in private practice for more than 20 years, specializing in the treatment of eating and related disorders, compulsive exercise and working with student-athletes, addressing body image, trauma, and chronic health concerns. She enjoys collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team, and is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. Dr. Swearngin conceptualizes patients as being experts of their own story and envisions the process of treatment as collaborative, encouraging patients to be active and engaged in their recovery and change process, within a safe and supportive environment.

In her free time, she enjoys travel, competitive and recreational cycling, yoga, skiing, and spending time with her family and friends.



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