Season 1: 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:

Resources for clinicians:
Eating disorders Queensland resource “Understanding eating disorders”

NEDC website

Mental Health screening tools

Dass 21, RCADS-headspace clinical toolkit



For for more information about identifying eating disorders in primary care:

Eating Disorders examination- Questionnaire
EDE-Q: Online version –

For paper version:

Maudesley model from the UK
Evidence based treatment:

RCH Guidelines for admission

Secondary consultation is available through
-NEDC National eating disorders

-CEED Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders Victoria for secondary consultation support.

Finding psychologists and dieticians:
Australian psychological society- therapist finder
APS website:

Australian Dieticians association website

PHN Health Pathways

Self-help guides
Self help and family support: The Butterfly Foundation

Inside out institute:

NEDC website-

Butterfly Foundation-

Resources for families
Feed your instinct-

Around the dinner table- feast-

Eating disorders families Australia-

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This Podcast was recorded “at home” on the 4th 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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