NEDC and Beyond Blue - Eating disorders, anxiety and depression
About this resource
A person with an eating disorder will often be diagnosed with another mental health problem. Dual diagnosis or co-morbidity refers to the presence of one or more diseases or disorders in one individual.
There is a high level of co-morbidity of psychiatric illnesses with eating disorders. Eating disorders are most commonly accompanied by depression and anxiety disorders; however, substance abuse and personality disorders are prevalent in people with eating disorders. In fact, research suggests that approximately 60% of people with an eating disorder will also meet diagnosis for one of these other psychological disorders.
NEDC e-Bulletin In our weight-conscious society, we sometimes forget that the whole world doesn't see the body the way we do (Becker, 1995).Read more
Often referred to as, the purple book, this guide from the Academy for Eating Disorders' (AED) Medical Care Standards Committee, is intended as a resource to promote recognition and risk management in the care of those with eating disorders.Read more
In recognition that body image and Eating Disorders are a pressing issue within the Australian community, the Commonwealth of Australia commissioned this report to be prepared by the Butterfly Foundation (“Butterfly”) on behalf of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC).Read more