In this inaugural episode of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown, join our co-hosts; psychologist and National Director of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), Dr Beth Shelton; and carer and CEO of Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV), Belinda Caldwell, in identifying and unpacking commonly held myths surrounding what it’s like to live with, care for, and provide support for someone living with and eating disorder.
Listeners will get to know our hosts and their stories in working with and caring for people living with eating disorders. Beth and Belinda share their insights, expertise, and experiences as they dive into the ‘Hat of Myths,’ one by one addressing common misconceptions and stigma around eating disorders including predisposing factors, the role of families, and prevalence of eating disorders across diagnostic presentation. Leaning on research, clinical expertise, and lived experience, Beth and Belinda explore the implications of these myths and stigmas on both service provision and recovery.
Liked this episode? Stay tuned for the next episode of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown as Beth and Belinda explore eating disorder diagnoses characterised by restrictive eating, as they are joined by a young person with lived experience of atypical anorexia.
Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown is a podcast series produced in partnership by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) and the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).
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