Orthorexia Nervosa: When Healthy Eating Becomes Obsessive

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Lecture Overview

Many of us change the way we eat for the purpose of becoming healthier. But what happens when concern for our diet, health, and wellbeing become compulsive and obsession? Join mental health nurse, Dr Karen-Ann Clarke in this exploration of orthorexia nervose; a form of disordered eating that is only becoming more prevalent in a world where there is a significant focus on health and healthy eating.


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Dr Karen-Ann Clarke (PhD) is a registered nurse, specialising in mental health, and a lecturer in nursing at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She has been working in the field of education for over twenty years. Karen is passionate about the impact of emotional distress and mental health on individuals and families.
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First Published24 February 2022
Updated24 February 2022
27 February 2025
Learning Tools
Clinical Assessment
Eating Disorders
Mental Health