Eating Disorder Awareness Diploma Course

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The Eating Disorder Awareness Diploma Course provides the necessary information required to combat eating disorders.

The course covers a wide array of information and relevant facts; upon the completion of which you will have a thorough understanding of all there is to know about eating disorders and how to deal with it if you are suffering from one, and if you are a coach or therapist, how you can assist a client.

The Eating Disorder Awareness Diploma Course provides students with complete insight into what eating disorders are. The focus is on the concept of body shaming, body image, and how a negative body image can lead to eating disorders. It covers the myths and facts surrounding the topic and provide you the truth behind these myths.

You will learn causes of eating disorders listed below in detail, giving you a greater understanding of the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ that an eating disorder may present itself. Highlighting that sufferers usually being afflicted with 2 of more of these contributors:

  • Genetic reasons
  • Personality traits
  • Biological factors
  • Social factors
  • Significant life events

You will discover the differences between each of these eating disorders:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)

With students understanding why and how eating disorders present themselves and what each type is, the course moves onto treatments. Here methods and tips on how to counter the illnesses are listed and guidelines are provided on how to deal with a professional, in case you decide to seek help from a general practitioner.

Eating disorders manifest subtly and are not easy to spot, most of the time the person suffering is unable to identify an eating disorder themselves. The course provides information on how to spot a person who is suffering and how you can help them.

We will highlight how these disorders affect the lives of sufferers and how people can recover, there are 4 case studies to look through, detailing the experiences of those who have lived with and recovered from an eating disorder.


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