Men Aren’t Immune to an Eating Disorder

By Tim Fulton Source: Executive style Eating disorders are more commonly experienced by females but this doesn’t mean that men are immune. Men also experience factors that increase the likelihood of developing an eating disorder, such as body image concerns. However, the perception that an eating disorder is a ‘woman’s problem’ can sometimes deter boys … Continued

Signs of Compulsive Exercise

By Tim Fulton We often think of certain things as black or white, good or bad. Exercise is no different. Normally, we associate exercise as being good for you, but there are instances where excessive or unhealthy attitudes towards exercise can be detrimental to physical health and psychological well-being. Compulsive exercise, also referred to exercise … Continued

Media guidelines for discussing eating disorders

The media plays an important role in educating people about eating disorders. This is a responsibility that needs to be taken seriously. Similarly, when we “non journalists” talk about eating disorders we need to be careful about the messaging and narratives we perpetuate and portray. Some general guidelines are as follows: Dos… Consider including a … Continued

Challenging stigma with recovery stories

In her Honours Thesis, our Intern Psychologist Emma Sheens undertook research on the impact of challenging the stigma of anorexia through sharing stories of recovery. We were delighted to see Emma present on this topic at the recent Australia New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders conference in Sydney on August 1 & 2. This research explored the impact that recovery … Continued

Should Orthorexia be it’s own diagnosis? Calling all health professionals!

  What are the experiences and attitudes of health professionals about Orthorexia Nervosa? Researchers at The University of New South Wales, BodyMatters Australasia, Maastricht University in the Netherlands and NorthBay Healthcare in the US are seeking volunteer research participants to learn about the experiences and attitudes of health practitioners regarding “orthorexia”, a potential ‘health food eating disorder’. The … Continued

To The Bone: More Harm than Good?

By Tim Fulton Source: Joblo Last week Netflix released a trailer for a film, ‘To the Bone.’ Even though the film is not yet available for viewing, the trailer has drawn a lot of criticism. So much so that a petition has been started to have the film’s content reviewed by professionals to minimise potential harm. … Continued

Overcoming Compulsive Exercise

By Tim Fulton Recently, Esquire magazine published an article that tells the story of man that compulsively exercises. He has travelled the world but his thoughts and urges to exercise have led him to spend hours in the gym on these trips rather than enjoying the amazing sights on offer. For those experiencing eating disorders, exercise compulsion … Continued

Co-dependent Relationships

By Georgina Lavan Source: Couples Counselling Centre Not all relationships are cut out for a happy ever after moment. During the course of our dating lives, we can come across people who are simply not compatible with us. Most of us will end these relationships to go searching for the next, but some of us … Continued

At Home with Eating Disorders Conference 2017

By Georgina Lavan Source: Twitter The At Home with Eating Disorders Conference is being held on May 12-13 at the Novotel at Olympic Park in Sydney, featuring keynote speakers Professor Janet Treasure OBE, Professor Stephen Touyz and Dr Roxanne Rockwell. The conference is designed for parents and carers of those suffering from an eating disorder, … Continued

Why is I’m A Celebrity promoting weight loss?

By Georgina Lavan Source: Wikipedia First things first, I am not a viewer, nor a fan of the Channel Ten show “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”. This did require me to do a bit of research to find out what the show was about. What drove me to write this were the … Continued