Treatment & Recovery

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

What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses; they are not a lifestyle choice or a diet gone ‘too far’.
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The Care Team

Eating disorders are complex and multifaceted.

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Stages of Change

The stages of change model can be helpful in understanding how a person living with an eating disorder may be thinking and feeling at different stages of illness and recovery.

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Barriers to Care

Vital access to treatment and recovery can be hampered by a limited availability of care or lack of care in remote areas, by stigma, poor professional skills and poor understanding of the pathways to care.

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1800 33 4673
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Recovery

It is different for everyone, but recovery from an eating disorder involves overcoming physical, mental and emotional barriers in order to restore normal eating habits, thoughts and behaviours.

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Relapse & Recurrence

Relapse can be a common part of the recovery process; many people with eating disorders experience a relapse or recurrence as they recover from their disorder and learn to manage their eating habits.

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