Find out the latest statistics and research on issues relating to eating disorders.
The VEDRN is a network of services and researchers who are working together in Victoria to support better outcomes for people experiencing eating disorders and their families.
EDV offer training for a diverse range of health professionals to assist with the early intervention of eating disorders.
EDV have a range of accredited RACGP training programs for GPs who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of eating disorders.
Whilst eating disorders are psychiatric illnesses, a dietitian if often needed to help address the nutritional and behavioural aspects of an eating disorder. A dietitian can help at any stage of recovery.
Eating disorders can occur at any time: in childhood, during the teen years, during pregnancy and later in life.
Exploring the relationship between eating disorders and other health conditions, such as drug and alcohol addiction, diabetes, anxiety and depression, and the autism spectrum.
Research indicates that up to 25% of people experiencing an eating disorder are male. However, many experts believe that the number could be much higher, as the stigma surrounding eating disorders in men prevent many from seeking help.
Disordered eating refers to a wide range of abnormal eating behaviours, many of which are shared with diagnosed eating disorders. The main thing differentiating “disordered eating” from an “eating disorder” is the level of severity and frequency of behaviours.