Binge and other Eating Disorders

BED facts

  • People with eating disorders often do not recognise a problem
  • They are not always worried about body image, weight or quantity of food
  • 10% of people binge on food at least weekly
  • 47% people with eating disorders have Binge-Eating Disorder
  • People with BED are prone to depression and anxiety
    Impulsive, irregular, restrictive and night eating are associated with ADHD
  • Substance or alcohol use disorder is a frequent co-morbidity
  • Anorexia nervosa affects 1.4% pf women and 0.2% of men
  • High physical health burden (underweight, overweight, diabetes, asthma, pain)
  • 3.5% women and 2% men have a lifetime chance develop Binge Eating Disorder
  • One-third of Binge-Eating Disorder patients are not affected by weight gain
  • Weight management often does not eliminate the cause of eating disorder
  • Difference between genders in how they address their BED
  • One million Australians suffer disordered eating

BED Health Care Team

General Practitioner

  • Medications management (including Schedule 8 medications)
  • Optimising physical health
  • Education on nutrition and lifestyle
  • Weight restoration
  • Weight normalisation
  • Coordinating your healthcare providers team

Psychiatrist

  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Medications recommendations
  • Schedule 8 medications – optional support
  • Multidisciplinary care planning
  • Work&Study support

Psychologist

  • Functional assessment
  • Optimising performance
  • Strengthening career progression
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Trauma work
  • Regulating eating
  • Correcting impulsivity (emotions and behaviours)
  • Mental Health care Plan
  • Eating Disorder Care Plan

Dietitian

  • Regulating disordered eating
  • Treating binge-eating, anorexia, bulimia and others
  • Expanding skills in meal preparation
  • Weight regulation
  • Mental Health Care Plan
  • Eating Disorder Care Plan
  • …And just helping you learn to enjoy your food!

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