How can an eating disorder Dietitian Help?

Dietitians are trained health professionals who can provide a thorough dietary assessment, explore your relationship with food, eating and your body and provide nutrition support in line with your needs and goals. Dietitians have proven competency in the the area of nutritional science and must have completed a four-year Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here…

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How can a Psychologist help?

Psychologists are trained health professionals who can provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a range of psychological issues. This may involve development of strategies to assist you on a day to day basis, talk therapy, guidance and support. Here are Myrtle Oak Clinic we have two trained and experienced Clinical Psychologists, Dr Katherine Bartlett and…

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Eating disorders and Coping with Christmas

Whilst for many Christmas is a time of celebration, for people living with an eating disorder it can be a particularly stressful time. Christmas festivities typically include catching up with family and friends, accompanied by an abundance of delicious food. For those with an eating disorder, this can lead to increased anxiety and distress as…

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Eating Disorder Recovery – What to focus on first

The symptoms take priority over the cause … initially. In Eating Disorder (ED) recovery, symptoms of the eating disorder are treated as first priority. 99.9% of the time, this is achieved through intensive administration of improved nutrition. Getting the dose correct is key, think of food as the medicine. Not enough wont have the desired…

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Does my child need to see a Paediatrician?

Short answer: It is of preference that a Paediatrician be part of the Multi-Disciplinary team.  Paediatricians specialise in the health, growth and development of babies, children, and teenagers, and can assess and manage mental illness affecting children and young adolescents. As Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health illness, with around…

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Coping with the Summer Season

Whilst for many, the summer season is a time of catch up with family, friends, going to the beach, wearing summer clothes, last minute food decisions and more occasions to eat out socially, for people living with an eating disorder it can be a particularly stressful time. For those with an eating disorder, this can…

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