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advocacy My Kid is Back: Calling families with experience of an eating disorder and family-based treatment

My Kid is Back: Calling families with experience of an eating disorder and family-based treatment

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Exciting news! Professor Daniel Le Grange and I are writing an update to the first edition of My Kid is Back – Empowering Parents to Beat Anorexia Nervosa.  Families who have participated in Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for a child with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) are warmly invited to share their stories...

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Anorexia From LOST in anorexia nervosa to FOUND in family

From LOST in anorexia nervosa to FOUND in family

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Anorexia Nervosa has no map. The pathways are not linear. For years, my eating disorder has kept me adrift – no destination, boundaries, or directions. My anorexic mind trapped me in a web of twisted roads, confusing my sense of logic and damaging my navigational skills. The route teemed with...

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advocacy A Bright story of life beyond an eating disorder

A Bright story of life beyond an eating disorder

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I am writing from Bright, a town as beautiful as its name in north-east Victoria, Australia. I am on a three-day getaway with my English Staffordshire Terrier, Maisie. The two of us. We are staying in a delightful studio apartment beside the crystal-clear Ovens River that borders the town. There...

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Anorexia Voice of experience vital in major update of mental health first aid for eating disorders

Voice of experience vital in major update of mental health first aid for eating disorders

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Do you want to help someone struggling with eating disorder symptoms, but lack confidence to intervene, in case you say the “wrong” thing? The good news is that with mental health first aid guidance you can be confident that you are doing no harm and highly likely are helping to...

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Anorexia Redirecting eating disorder experience into advocacy helps to maintain recovery

Redirecting eating disorder experience into advocacy helps to maintain recovery

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For years I said, ‘I won’t know who I am, without my eating disorder.’ I was fearful of recovery because the eating disorder dominated my identity. If you feel this same way, I’ve good news. I recovered from anorexia nervosa 17 years ago, but the illness has been allowed to...

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Dear Diary Ardent health professionals promote eating disorder care in São Paulo

Ardent health professionals promote eating disorder care in São Paulo

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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 free treatment within the public health system.   They are...

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Eating Disorders AED president calls for more training for frontline medical providers

AED president calls for more training for frontline medical providers

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We can dedicate our careers to developing all manner of effective treatments, but if at the end of the day they are not reaching the vast majority of people who need them, what impact have we had? – AED President, S. Bryn Austin, FAED Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) President, Bryn...

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