Episode 7 - Eating Disorders in teens

In this episode, Bianca speaks with paediatrician Dr Michele Yeo and GP expert Dr Jenny Conway about recognising, assessing and managing eating disorders in primary care. Michele and Jenny describe classic presentations and red flags. Jenny describes the key tasks, roles and responsibilities for GPs and practice nurses working with this group. Michele describes step up and step down care.  We discuss the importance of team based care and working with supports.

Link to podcast:  https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=680611  (Links to an external site.)

Resources for clinicians:

For for more information about identifying eating disorders in primary care: https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/identifying-eating-disorders-in-general-practice (Links to an external site.)

Secondary consultation is available through

Finding psychologists and dieticians:

Self-help guides

Resources for families

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This Podcast was recorded "at home" on the 4th of December, 2020

  • Presented by: Bianca Forrester
  • Interviewees: Dr Michele Yeo- Royal Children's Hospital
  • Dr Jenny Conway
  • Produced by: Bianca Forrester
  • Music: Space Cadet Lullabies
  • Graphics: Gaal Creative

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