Michelle, 38, Customer Relationship Manager who was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa when she was 13 years of age Customer Relationship Manager Michelle, 38, Albury, who enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing tennis, and gardening, was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at 13 years of age. In her early teenage years Michelle developed an…

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Business Development Manager & dedicated meditator who was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa & bulimia nervosa as a teenager, BRISBANE When Jane, 41, Brisbane, was only nine years old she began exhibiting disordered eating behaviours, following a traumatic event she experienced in her childhood. Six years later at the age of 15, Jane had lost a…

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Nadia, 33, Librarian who battled anorexia nervosa after graduating from university, BRISBANE Tea and music enthusiast, Nadia, 33, Brisbane, battled with anorexia nervosa for over three years before receiving an official diagnosis from a healthcare professional.  At the end of 2012, Nadia, then aged 25, graduated with her second bachelor’s degree. While at university, Nadia…

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Bec Brown, Business owner and author who battled anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder intermittently from the time she was 12, SYDNEY Founder and Managing Director of a communications agency, Bec Brown, 41, Sydney, battled anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder intermittently from the time she was 12. Ms Brown has…

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Rachel Favilla, Clinical nutritionist, yoga teacher & author who developed anorexia nervosa while undergoing treatment for liver cirrhosis, ADELAIDE Despite being diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at the age of 14, Rachel, Adelaide, had always enjoyed cooking.  In December 2010, Rachel was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis by her gastroenterologist. The severe liver problems (liver scarring) she…

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Tara, 20, Medical science student who was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at 13 years of age, CANBERRA Full-time medical science student, Tara, 20, Canberra, began displaying signs of disordered eating at the age of 12. Throughout the ensuing year, she shed substantial weight.  Due to the gradual onset of Tara’s eating disorder, it wasn’t until…

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University student diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at 18 years of age, BRISBANE After experiencing a series of traumatic events throughout her childhood and at high school, Sophie, 14, subconsciously began to restrict her food intake due to an immense fear of being sick and in order to regain control of her life. This soon led…

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Stephanie, 30, Office manager and opera singer who battled anorexia nervosa for more than 15 years, SYDNEY Office manager and opera singer, Stephanie, 30, Sydney, fought the potentially devastating mental illness, anorexia nervosa, for more than half of her life.    Raised with her younger sister Carmen in Albury, NSW, by loving parents, Stephanie began…

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Juliana, 26, University student living with anorexia nervosa who obsessed over her body image & weight for most of her teens, ADELAIDE University student, Juliana, 26, Adelaide, was diagnosed with the potentially devasting mental illness anorexia nervosa, at the age of 14.  Throughout high school and at university, Juliana continued to wage a battle with…

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Mum-of-four continuing to mount a recovery from anorexia nervosa, MELBOURNE At 16 years of age, Chantel, now aged 35, Melbourne, was under the expert supervision of a psychologist and a psychiatrist, both of whom were working hard to improve her mental health and wellbeing. However, when Chantel began to visibly shed weight, both clinicians soon…

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