Research calls for Australian parents and adolescents with eating disorder experience

Research calls for Australian parents and adolescents with eating disorder experience

Recognition is growing that answers for successful treatments for eating disorders are found through listening to patients and their families. Therefore, I hasten to provide details of two research projects at Flinders University, Australia, which offer fresh opportunity for people with experience to share their stories.   If you have eating disorder experience, either as […]

A talk on body confidence in children hits home with mother

A talk on body confidence in children hits home with mother

It was like receiving a great big slap in the face. Sitting with my friend Lisa in an auditorium surrounded by a bunch of strangers, my mind was wondering, ‘Do they all know about me?’, ‘I wonder if any of them have an eating disorder?’ Instantly, my insecurities set in; I felt like a big neon sign was astride my head, flashing ‘Eating disorder right here, treat carefully’. Listening […]

Transforming lived-experience into peer support – an innovation in eating disorder recovery

Transforming lived-experience into peer support – an innovation in eating disorder recovery

People who recover from an eating disorder represent a great repository of untapped potential in helping others to heal from this complex illness. This Friday, August 23, together with Olivia Soho and Carly Harris, I will present a workshop that explores peer support and mentoring as an innovative approach in eating disorder treatment and recovery. […]

‘To run you have to eat’ – how self-determination set Audry free from anorexia

‘To run you have to eat’ – how self-determination set Audry free from anorexia

The second article in a “patient and doctor” series on understanding eating disorders Dr. Richard Kreipe’s recollection of treating Audry After more than five years of treatment for restrictive anorexia nervosa in various inpatient and outpatient settings in which she was unable to achieve or maintain a minimal healthy body weight, Audry was branded as […]