Eating disorders can manifest in a variety of ways, however, they are best understood as a mental illness in which patterns of eating and exercise as well as concepts of body weight and shape become an unhealthy preoccupation. The disorder has a growing rate of diagnosis and it is estimated that one million Australians have an eating disorder.
For more in-depth information and smartphone apps to assist those experiencing life with an eating disorder, please follow the links below.
Eating Disorders Association Inc (QLD) — Support and referral for people with eating disorders and their families.
The Butterfly Foundation — Provides support for Australians who suffer from eating disorders and negative body image issues and their families. Telephone support line: 1800 33 4673. Online support: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Eating Disorders Collaboration — The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) brings research, expertise and evidence from leaders in the field together in one place. It’s a one stop portal to make eating disorders information a lot more accessible for everyone.
ANZAED — The Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) is the peak body for eating disorder professionals committed to leadership and collaboration in research, prevention, treatment and advocacy.
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