Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown – Episode 3 – Binge Eating and Bulimia: Out of the Dark

Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown is a podcast series produced in partnership with the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) and the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).

This episode of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown will explore the experience of living with, recovering from, and supporting someone with bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder. 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, as they delve into the factors which underpin these types of eating disorders and the supports that are available to help someone to recovery.

Listeners will hear Desi’s journey – from living for over 25 years with bulimia to her recovery. Responding to and building on Desi’s lived experience, Beth and Belinda unpack the key factors associated with bulimia and binge eating, such as the underlying cycle of thoughts and behaviours, the hidden nature of eating disorders, and the role of treatment in successfully shifting the harmful cycle that perpetuates the eating disorder. Beth and Belinda explore ways a clinician can open up the conversation about eating and bodies to ensure that early identification can occur and the person experiencing an eating disorder can access the treatment needed and move towards recovery.

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