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Glossary of abbreviations

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This page provides information on commonly used abbreviations associated with eating disorders and mental health.

Abbreviation
Name
ABW
Adjusted body weight
ACT
Acceptance and commitment therapy
ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
AHPRA
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
AMHS
Adult Mental Health Services (Victorian public health system)
AN or Ana
Anorexia nervosa
ANZAED
Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders
APS
Australian Psychological Society
ARFID
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (also known as selective eating disorder)
ASD
Autism spectrum disorder
B/P
Blood pressure
BDD
Body dysmorphic disorder
BED
Binge eating disorder
BETRS
Body Image & Eating Disorders Treatment & Recovery Service – a partnership between Austin Health and St Vincent’s in Melbourne
BI
Body image
BMI
Body mass index
BMR
Basal metabolic rate
BN
Bulimia nervosa
BPD
Borderline personality disorder
CAMHS
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Victorian public health system)
CAT
Crisis Assessment Team (Victorian public health system)
CBT
Cognitive behaviour therapy
CBT-E
Enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy
CEDD
Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders (NSW)
CEED
Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (Victoria)
CHSP
Chew and spit – a behaviour where food is tasted, chewed and spat out
COE
Compulsive over eating (another name for binge eating disorder)
CTO
Compulsory treatment order or community treatment order
CW
Current weight or content warning
CYMHS
Child and Youth Mental Health Services (Victorian public health system)
DBT
Dialectical behaviour therapy
DSM
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders
ECG
Electrocardiogram
ECT
Electroconvulsive therapy
ED
Eating disorder
EDNOS
Eating disorders not otherwise specified (no longer generally used)
EDV/EDFV
EDV/EDFV Eating Disorders (Foundation of) Victoria
FBT
Family based therapy
FGW
Final goal weight
GP
General practitioner (family doctor)
GW
Goal weight
HW
Highest weight
IBW
Ideal body weight
IOP
Intensive outpatient program
IP
Inpatient – treatment inside a hospital setting
IPT
Interpersonal psychotherapy
ISTDP
Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy
ITO
Inpatient treatment order
LBM
Lean body mass
LW
Lowest weight
Mandometer
A form of eating disorder treatment
Maudsley
Maudsley method, also known as family based therapy
MH
Mental health
MHCC
Mental Health Complaints Commissioner
MHCP
Mental health care plan (as per MHTP)
MHTP
Mental health treatment plan, issued by GPs to enable patients to claim some Medicare rebates for mental health services
Mia
Bulimia
NDIS
National Disability Insurance Scheme
NEDC
National Eating Disorders Collaboration
NES
Night eating syndrome
OCD
Obsessive compulsive disorder
OSFED
Other specified feeding and eating disorders
OTC
Over the counter medication
Outpatient
Treatment out of a hospital setting
Pro-ana
Promotion of anorexia as lifestyle choice
Pro-mia
Promotion of bulimia as lifestyle choice
PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder
RANZCP
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
RCH
Royal Children’s Hospital
RMH
Royal Melbourne Hospital
SH
Self harm
SI
Self injury
SSRI
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor – a type of anti-depressants
TMS
Transcranial magnetic stimulation
TRED
Tasmania Recovery from Eating Disorders
TW
Target weight or trigger warning
WRC
Monash Health Wellness and Recovery Centre (WRC) Eating Disorder Service
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