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Glossary of commonly used eating disorder and mental health abbreviations

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 (Victorian) Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders
CHSP Chew and spit – a behaviour where food is tasted, chewed and spat out
COE Compulsive over eating, same as 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 or 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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