Understanding Atypical Anorexia

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Lecture Overview

Someone within a healthy weight range may be suffering from atypical anorexia nervosa. Healthcare professionals must be able to identify and manage this life-threatening condition. In this lecture, Kristen Adams offers a dietician's perspective on the description of atypical anorexia nervosa, refeeding and the harmful impact starvation has on the body.


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Kristen Adams

Kristen Adams is an accredited practising dietitian who works as a grade 2 dietitian and general manager for Peninsula Physical Health and Nutrition (PPN), a private practice dietetics company based predominately on the Mornington Peninsula. Having previously worked at the Austin Hospital, Kristen has a strong interest in clinical nutrition and is now based at Peninsula Private Hospital. She is also located at numerous private practice clinics, working in conjunction with the Victoria Diabetes and Endocrine Network, Peninsula Sports Medicine Group and Melbourne Bariatrics. Kristen is a firm believer in the motto 'practice what you preach'. She endeavours to inspire her clients to achieve their personal health and nutritional goals while providing them with the necessary support along the way. Her specialist areas include weight loss, diabetes management, food intolerances, gastrointestinal disorders and sports nutrition. See Educator Profile