Flinders University Services for Eating Disorders



Flinders University Services for Eating Disorders (FUSED) are offering 10-session cognitive behavioural treatments to improve the symptoms of disordered eating such as:

  • binge eating – episodes of uncontrollable eating in which a large amount of food is consumed in a short period of time.
  • purging – behaviours that people engage in to compensate for perceived (or actual) overeating – includes self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives/diuretics, enemas, and compulsive exercise
  • fasting – abstinence from, or limiting one’s food intake in order to lose weight
  • preoccupation with weight and shape – over allocation of mental, emotional, physical and even financial resources in the pursuit of a particular body image, an irrational fear of body fat and weight gain, and the belief that one’s value and self-worth is dictated primarily by body shape and weight.

If you struggle with one or more of these symptoms, you aren’t alone. It is estimated that 1 in 3 people are dissatisfied with their appearance, and body image is one of the biggest concerns of young people in Australia.

If these symptoms are significantly impacting on your life, contact fused@flinders.edu.au to learn more about the study they are conducting. It may be an opportunity for you to access treatment as part of an ongoing trial.

A brief description of their treatment study can be found here

A more detailed description of the treatment study is attached

For more information about eating disorders and available treatments, visit the Butterfly Foundation website.

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