Eating Disorders

 

Eating Disorders.

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Are you obsessed with your food or types of food? Do you overeat or emotionally eat? Do you hide and store food in your room? Do you throw food up voluntarily?

ed2An eating disorder is a serious mental illness, characterised by eating, exercise and body weight or shape becoming an unhealthy preoccupation of someone’s life. It is estimated that one million Australians have an eating disorder, and this number is increasing. Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice, a diet gone wrong or a cry for attention. Eating disorders can take many different forms and interfere with  day to day life.  Eating disorders are categorised as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Bing Eating Disorder or Eating Disorder NOS. Obesity and over eating are also forms of disordered eating. ed3

We have a team of experienced consultants and dietician to help with your eating disorder, disordered eating and over eating.

Using a range of treatment approaches, nutrition and dietary support, family therapy including one session intensive family therapy and the Maudsley Approach to relearning eating, we can support your treatment to living well and developing a healthy relationship with food again.

Maudsley  model Family based treatment for Anorexia Nervosa.

edThe Maudsley approach can mostly be construed as an intensive outpatient treatment where parents play an active and positive role in order to: Help restore their child’s weight to normal levels expected given their adolescent’s age and height; hand the control over eating back to the adolescent, and; encourage normal adolescent development through an in-depth discussion of these crucial developmental issues as they pertain to their child. The Maudsley Approach considers the parents as a resource and essential in successful treatment for Anorexia Nervosa. This model sees strives to bring about weight restoration and restore the adolescent’s developmental trajectory. (Daniel Le Grange, PhD and James Lock, MD, PhD 2005)

 

Let our team free you from your unhealthy relationship with food.

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