Atypical eating disorders - Marion Roberts

Date Published: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 09:30

Dr Marion Roberts talks about atypical eating disorders in primary care. Marion is a clinical psychologist specialising in eating disorders. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland and consults at Shelly Beach practice in Ponsonby, Auckland.



  • 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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