Eating Disorders

Prevention

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Best practice communication and targeted programs are key to helping prevent the development of eating disorders and reduce stigma and ignorance.

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Early Intervention

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Early intervention by health, educational or sports and fitness professionals is key to reducing stigma, to encouraging people affected by eating disorders to seek help, and to ease the burden of illness. 

Health Professionals

While early intervention depends on early detection of symptoms, research shows there is currently on average a delay of approximately four years between the start of disordered eating symptoms and first treatment, reaching at times 10 or more years.

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Treatment & Recovery

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Successful treatment and recovery are complex processes requiring multiple steps, different treatment options and collaborative care from a multidisciplinary team. 

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