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Crohn's And U: The College Years

Check Out These Articles for College Students With Crohn's

By Ann Bregman, PsyD: Licensed Cinical Psychologist:

Living away from home

Whether you have Crohn’s or not, leaving for college is a leap into a new life in unknown territory. The whirlwind that comes with leaving for college is exciting! But there are a lot of changes to manage, and some can feel disorienting and abrupt...

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Sharing a dorm or apartment

If you ever live in a dorm or have roommates, you are bound to face that most dreaded of experiences for a person with Crohn’s disease (CD)...the shared bathroom...

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Finding a new doctor

If you go to a college far from home, an important adjustment will be finding a new Crohn's doctor when you get there. If your disease is active when you arrive, you may need to find someone right away...

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Talking to your professors

Having Crohn's disease (CD) means there is the potential that your illness will interfere with your academics. The prospect of approaching your professors to let them know that you are struggling with your studies can be daunting...

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University health resources

Having Crohn's disease (CD) means taking extra special care of yourself, including both your mind and your body. When we are young, we often think that nothing can harm us. Crohn's teaches us that's not the case...

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What to eat or not to eat

Taking good care of yourself means making mindful choices about what you put into your body. We each have unique relationships with food and different patterns for how, when, what, and why we eat. Crohn’s disease (CD) in particular may guide our decisions around diet, and for good reason...

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Traveling with drugs

As a college student with Crohn’s disease (CD), the prospect of studying abroad can be both very exciting and very scary. Sometimes it can be helpful to hear firsthand advice from people who have done it...

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Staying on track

When we talk about chronic diseases, we must also talk about issues of compliance, because chronic disease may require chronic therapy. Research suggests that up to 40% of all people with chronic diseases, Crohn’s included, will stop taking their medications...

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