Nip it in the bud

Nip it in the bud

Young people and eating disorders

Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, in partnership with The Butterfly Foundation, has led the release a new report highlighting the prevalence and complexities of eating disorders in young people.

Titled ‘Nip it in the bud’, the report also examines the financial and economic costs of eating disorders, and illustrates the impact these illnesses have on young people, their families and loved ones.

The report highlights that eating disorders can be treated, but evidence shows only around one quarter of young people access specialist treatment, and those who do, struggle to access services that offer a full treatment model that includes medical, psychological and nutritional care.

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