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NEDC - National Eating Disorders Collaboration

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) is an initiative of the federal Department of Health and Ageing. It's a collaboration of people and organisations with an expertise or interest in eating disorders.

NEDC aims to improve the health outcomes of people with, or at risk of developing, an eating disorder in Australia, recognising the need to take a long term approach to promotion, prevention and early intervention for eating disorders.

Their vision is that:

  • eating disorders are a priority mainstream health issue in Australia
  • a healthy, diverse and inclusive Australian society acts to prevent eating disorders
  • every Australian at risk has access to an effective continuum of eating disorders prevention, care and ongoing recovery support.

The NEDC website brings research, expertise and opinion from leaders in the field together in one place. It’s a one-stop portal to make eating disorder information more accessible for everyone.

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Eating Disorders and Obesity

Contrary to what many people think, obesity and eating disorders share many common factors.

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Complementary Treatment Approaches for Eating Disorders

There are many other treatment approaches that people with eating disorders have found helpful in their process of treatment and recovery.

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Eating Disorders Explained - EDNOS

A person with Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) may present with many of the symptoms of other eating disorders

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What causes an eating disorder? Risk factors

The factors that contribute to the onset of an eating disorder are complex. No single cause of eating disorders has been identified; however, there are known contributing risk factors.

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Preventing Eating Disorders

In our society, a large percentage of young women, and an increasing number of young men engage in disordered eating behaviour.

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Eating Disorders Explained - Protective Factors

In contrast to risk factors, protective factors reduce the likelihood of the development of an eating disorder.

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Eating Disorders Treatment - The Therapeutic Team

Because of the complex physical and psychiatric nature of eating disorders, treatment often includes a range of qualified practitioners.

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What is an eating disorder? Eating Disorders Explained

About one in 20 Australians has 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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Eating Disorders in Australia

Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder have a significant and underestimated impact on Australian society.

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Eating Disorders - Treatment Settings

A tailored approach to treatment that addresses the needs of the person with the eating disorder and their families and friends is paramount.

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