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Eating disorders

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.

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Useful links

EndED is based on the Sunshine Coast and provides tools and support for those whose lives have been affected by Eating Disorders.

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 334 673. Online support:

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.

Adapted from

UNSW Australia – Eating Disorders

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