Month: July 2021

understanding binge eating disorder

Feeling full (of shame): Understanding the Impacts of Binge Eating Disorder

Binge-eating is not entirely unusual – we’ve all been guilty of it, especially during the festive season! In fact, the practice of over-indulging in food is becoming increasingly common, with research suggesting that the number of Australians who binge eat at least weekly has doubled (if not more!) since the late 1990s. While we all …

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understanding bulimia nervosa

Sick with guilt: Understanding the Impacts of Bulimia

Eating disorders are a group of mental health conditions characterised by an individual’s unhealthy eating habits. This may include a distorted relationship with food and an unhealthy preoccupation with eating, exercise and/or body shape. There are several different types of eating disorders, each with different features. However, some main elements shared between many of these …

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understanding anorexia nervosa

Dying to be Thin: Understanding the Impact of Anorexia Nervosa

Worldwide, eating disorders are estimated to affect approximately 8.4% of the female, and 2.2% of the male population, with the data suggesting that these figures are increasing. In Australia, it is estimated that approximately 4% of the population are suffering with an eating disorder at any given time. Eating disorders are a group of mental …

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Employee assistance program

Working Towards Mental Health Recovery

Work, both paid and voluntary, has countless positive benefits for people’s wellbeing. These benefits are especially directed towards mental health and emotional wellbeing. Research has suggested that undertaking work may actually be good for you. While receiving a steady income is nice, it’s the other factors that come with meaningful employment that improve overall life …

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Narrative Exposure Therapy

Narrative Exposure Therapy

Narrative Exposure Therapy as treatment for trauma survivors Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) is a short-term treatment developed specifically to treat PTSD symptoms resulting from complex and multiple traumas. It has been developed according to the theoretical understanding of PTSD, autobiographical memory and neural fear networks. In basic terms, NET aims to engage and reconnect areas …

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psychosocial disability

Psychosocial Disability

What is a psychosocial disability? A psychosocial disability is the term used to describe the experience of disability as a result of mental health conditions. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, over one-quarter of Australians experience some form of psychosocial disability. While not everyone who has a mental health condition will experience psychosocial disability, …

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omnipotence, grandiosity and narcissism

Omnipotence, Grandiosity and Narcissism

What is omnipotence and grandiosity? How do they emerge? How do they manifest in Narcissistic Personality Disorder? This article dives into some of the core characteristics of narcissistic personality disorder and how omnipotence, grandiosity and narcissism manifest in people with NPD. Grandiosity Grandiosity describes the quality of being impressive in appearance — usually referring to …

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