Archive for the ‘Eating Disorders’ Category
Nobody can afford to wait for treatment for an Eating Disorder. On World Eating Disorders Action Day 2019, Amy Cunningham and June Alexander, together with Kathy and Michael Cortese, explain why, and what we can all do about it. Today...
There is an urgency to understand the social, psychological, and biological influences on eating disorders: how they develop and what keeps them going. Clinician Anthea Fursland explains why. It is nearly 40 years since my first professional encounter with eating..
Binge eating is generally caused by negative mood states. For example Dr Jake Linardon says it is not uncommon for people to binge after getting into an argument with a partner, or when feeling lonely. Dr Linardon offers some healthy..
Looking ‘healthy’ on the outside, Ziba Redif blamed herself for the way she felt. She took decades to understand that she was struggling with the eating disorder, bulimia nervosa. Ziba is adamant that nobody with an eating disorder should have..
… for many carers, the experience of caring has changed their lives irrevocably and highlights the need for adequate and tailored support services for carers. – Butterfly Report Raising the Alarm: Carers Need Care Too, 2019 Australian research has revealed a..
After 20 years with an eating disorder, Kylie van der Veer was desperate to find peace. On World Eating Disorder Action Day, June 2, a documentary of her recovery journey, titled A Peace of Nourishment, will premiere on Australian television...
Working across two different countries and cultures has taught Japanese-born Masae that eating disorders speak the same language, regardless of a person’s mother tongue or environment. Based in the USA, Masae has an ambitious vision to ease suffering in her..
Immersion in the skewed messages of diet culture makes children vulnerable to eating disorders. From childhood, for more than 44 years, Ruth did “what Dad did”. She fasted, and severely restricted some foods. The cost was great. Read Ruth’s story...
A group of 120 health care professionals are uniting to promote the World Eating Disorders Action Day in São Paulo, Brazil. The health care professionals comprise physicians, psychiatrists, nutritionists, psychologists, physical educators, physiotherapists, nurses and social workers who volunteer, offering..
People with eating disorders can’t afford to wait – so what can be done to overcome misconceptions about this illness? The team at Body Brave and Canada’s National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) is arranging an event where people with limited knowledge..