Fewer than 25% of people with an eating disorder seek or receive care.
About Dr Jake Linardon
Hello, my name is Jake Linardon. I’m a Research Fellow and Psychology Lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.
After completing my PhD in 2017, I continued my research into eating disorders, primarily focusing on testing and evaluating a broad range of treatment approaches.
For those who can’t access professional support, my hope is to offer free access to evidence-based care via this website.
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How To Stop Binge Eating
Seeking out effective and easy-to-implement strategies to stop your binge eating behaviour? Here, we present 5 steps that are sequentially designed to tackle binge eating. Each step contains multiple evidence-based techniques that are proven to be effective in breaking the binge eating cycle. Read more on how to stop binge eating here.
Binge-eating disorder is a type of eating disorder characterised by recurrent binge eating during which individuals sense a lack of control and consume larger amounts of food than most would under similar circumstances.
Eating Disorder Statistics
Eating disorders are debilitating conditions that negatively impact a person’s life across many domains. They also take an economic toll on individuals, their families, organisations, and society at large.
Understanding the latest eating disorder statistics is important for increasing awareness around these conditions. View the latest eating disorder statistics here.
Causes of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders have no single cause – they result from the interaction of various biological and psychosocial factors. In this article, a review of the established biological, psychological, and social risk factors for eating disorders will be provided.
Bulimia nervosa is a type of eating disorder characterised by recurring episodes of binge eating in combination with inappropriate compensatory behaviours and an overvaluation of weight and shape. Find out what Bulimia nervosa is and more here.
Anorexia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterised by a chronic restriction of energy intake leading to dangerously low body weight, in addition to severe body image distortions.