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 destructive. Now, Dr. DeCaro reveals what experts have learned about disordered eating since the pandemic began and explores next steps for colleges hoping to foster positive eating cultures.
Interviewed by: Dana Humphrey
Quadcast Episode 44