EDANZ is extremely concerned about the current state of eating disorder treatment in New Zealand. Access to evidence-based treatment is denied to many, and the quality of care within the Ministry of Health's specialist services is inconsistent, resulting in unnecessary suffering for many individuals and their families.
EDANZ's submission contains the voices of many New Zealanders who are affected by these life-threatening illnesses, which EDANZ believes are more common than currently available statistics demonstrate.
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Anorexia nervosa is a complex heritable phenotype for which this study has uncovered the first genome-wide significant locus.
A new study from the Eating Disorders Working group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium has just been published reporting an exciting new finding in the search to understand the genetics of anorexia nervosa (1). This study is the most powerful genetic study of anorexia nervosa to date, conducting genome-wide analysis of DNA from 3,495 individuals with anorexia nervosa and 10,982 unaffected individuals.
This important study is still seeking participants from people willing to share their experience via an anonymous online survey. Follow the latest Project Update link below for more details.
ROAR is an interactive resource which has been developed for adults who have eating and body concerns and/or who may be at risk of developing an eating disorder. ROAR assists adults to identify problems with eating and body image, promotes appropriate help-seeking, and provides guidance on how to seek the right support.
The key purpose of the tool is to support the person to seek help promptly and effectively. The user is guided through psychoeducation based on stages of change theory, and then a series of questions about behaviours and thoughts which they answer. These answers populate a report for their health professional as well as a personal report tailored to their responses. The HP report provides the health professional with all the issues the person is experiencing, along with some key messages and advice for the GP.
ROAR was developed by CEED The Victorian Centre of Excellence for Eating Disorders and sits alongside Feed Your Instinct ( www.feedyourinstinct.com.au ) an interactive tool for parents concerned about their child’s eating and body image.
Tabitha Farrar recovered fully after battling an eating disorder for over ten years. She is now dedicated to helping others (sufferers and their families) to learn as much as they can in order to recover. http://tabithafarrar.com . Tabitha provides free recovery guides for partners and parents of adults in recovery, online meal support and ED recovery coaching.
EDANZ believes parents have unique abilities to support one another. We invite you to join us for a relaxed coffee break with other parents/carers who are likely to share some of your challenges. A range of resources will be available.
Meet on the last Thursday of the month 1pm – 3pm. For more details please contact Bella Ph 021 1157919
To see story on "Stuff" about Bella and her daughter go to this link http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/northland/80461030/whangarei-mothers-experience-drives-eating-disorder-support-group
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Regular meetings. For more information please contact Lucy 021 0232 9860, email@example.com