If you are a healthcare professional looking for assistance in managing clients with Eating Disorders, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
If you are a general practitioner, your role in managing Eating Disorders is critical. We've compiled the latest recommendations for GP care of Eating Disorders in Australia - a set of invaluable resources tailored to enhance your practice.
We are happy to accept referrals from any of your clients who may have developed Eating Disorders, if this is outside your scope of practice. Similarly, if you would like supervision around Eating Disorder treatment, we have a highly-experienced team available and offer supervision to help you upskill in treating eating concerns. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for this collaborative approach to managing Eating Disorders.
BINGE EATING DISORDER (BED)BED is the most common Eating Disorder and is characterised by regular episodes of excessive, uncontrollable eating, often leading to discomfort and distress. Unlike other Eating Disorders, it does not involve compensatory behaviors. Individuals may eat quickly, even when they're not hungry, and these episodes can cause feelings of guilt or embarrassment.
ANOREXIA NERVOSAThis disorder is characterised by an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image that leads to self-imposed starvation and excessive weight loss. People with Anorexia Nervosa may see themselves as overweight, even when they are underweight, leading them to restrict calories or exercise excessively.
BULIMIA NERVOSAThis disorder involves periods of excessive eating followed by compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives, fasting, or over-exercising. Individuals with Bulimia Nervosa often maintain a normal weight, making the disorder less visible than Anorexia.
AVOIDANT/RESTRICTIVE FOOD INTAKE DISORDER (ARFID) Formerly known as "Selective Eating Disorder," ARFID involves limitations in the amount and/or types of food consumed, but unlike Anorexia Nervosa, it doesn't involve any distress about body shape or size, or fears of fatness.
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