May 10, 2007

New Zealand Fashion Industry Avoids Weight Issue

By Cathrin Schaer of the New Zealand Herald

The organisers of New Zealand’s Fashion Week are taking an independent stand in the international debate over which models are too thin to do their jobs. Various international fashion weeks have issued guidelines and rules about how skinny is too skinny for the catwalk. (more…)

March 14, 2007

Prevent Eating Disorders From Developing

This article by Dr Charles Fishman was published in Healthy Options Magazine, May ’07.

In New Zealand, one in three children is overweight or obese, a fact which has instigated a $76 million campaign by the government to fight the epidemic. While this action is to be applauded, kids are increasingly being exposed to ‘perfect bodies’ as portrayed on TV, in films, in magazines … just about everywhere. Younger and younger children are dangerously dieting in an attempt to lose or avoid gaining weight. (more…)

September 28, 2006

The power of the family in general practice: Enhance your effectiveness when caring for anorexia nervosa patients

This paper by Charles Fishman and his wife Tana Fishman was published in the August 2006 New Zealand Family Physician Vol. 33 No. 4.

ABSTRACT
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe condition and is influenced by a variety of factors, most notably social environment. Family therapy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of AN, particularly in patients under the age of 19 years. (more…)

March 14, 2006

Eating Disorder Clinic Opened

NZ Eating Disorder Specialists Opens First Clinic In New Zealand to Offer Distinctive Proven Family Therapy Approach for Long Term Success From Eating Disorders. (more…)

March 1, 2006

Introduction

Welcome to the New Zealand Eating Disorder Specialists blog, where I can share my views on interesting cases and what’s happening in New Zealand and internationally with eating disorders treatment. I also trust readers will find it a useful forum to get information and to anonymously tell their stories and experiences and get feedback. (more…)

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