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Eating disorders

'Eating disorders involve a preoccupation with control over eating, food and body weight. Left unaddressed the medical, psychological and social consequences can be serious and long term. The disorders can destroy a person's quality of life, and are potentially life threatening' (Source: Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria)

Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder are three of the most commonly diagnosed disorders, however, there are a wide range of disordered eating patterns that do not have a clear cut diagnosis.

Experiencing an Eating Disorder can be one of the most isolating and distressing experiences a person can face. It is important to seek help to assist your recovery because eating disorders can be particularly difficulty to deal with alone.

Getting help at Deakin

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