Atypical eating disorders - Marion Roberts

Date Published: 
Monday, August 28, 2017

Marion Roberts talks about atypical eating disorders in primary care. Marion is a Clinical Psychologist, Director of Nurture Psychology and Senior Lecturer in primary mental health at the University of Auckland. She began specialising in eating disorders during her doctoral training at the Maudsley Hospital, King's College London and has remained in the field as both a researcher and clinician over the past decade. She has a particular focus on the clinical applications of neurocognitive findings in eating disorders, and ongoing development/delivery of evidence-based treatment for eating disorders.



  • Binge eating disorder
  • Psychology and demographics of binge eating
  • Key points in identifying and managing binge eating
  • Food type avoidance and restriction
  • How can a GP assist a patient with this type of eating issue
  • Less well known eating disorders
  • Pica: the eating of non-nutrient, non-food substances
  • Orthorexia: traits and red flags
  • Practical tips on broaching Orthorexia with a patient

Take home messages

  • The earlier the intervention the better the prognosis
  • Be proactive in assessment and referral
  • Parents, family and caregivers can be referred to EDANZ (

Clinician resources

Patient resources


Dr Marion Roberts
Clinical Psychologist

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