Category: Bulimia

How to Talk with our Teens About Bulimia

Girl laying grass with flowers Talking to a teen about bulimia can be challenging, as parents, teachers, coaches, or friends may not exactly know what to say about bulimia or how to say it in a way that feels supportive to the teen. We may need to talk with our teens about bulimia for various reasons — perhaps they come [...]
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Perfectionism & Bulimia Often Go Hand-in-Hand

Asian American Woman struggling with Eating Disorders and Diabetes Perfectionism is often a trait that people associate with Anorexia Nervosa, likely owing to the popular belief that restriction requires perfectionist tendencies. The truth is, perfectionism and bulimia are frequently associated with each other, and it is a trait commonly found in all eating disorder diagnoses. Not only that, a lab out of Dalhousie University just [...]
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The Pressures of Being “Young Forever”: Rising Eating Disorders in Middle-Aged Women

Women under an umbrella discussing Eating disorders in middle-aged women The obsessive pursuit of being thin doesn’t just influence teenagers and younger women. A Kansas State University study revealed intense body image dissatisfaction by over 20 percent of middle-aged women in the United States. Eating disorders in middle-aged women is on the rise as they are striving to be “young forever.” The desire to look [...]
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Common Types of Eating Disorders and Behaviors

Group therapy session discussing Common Types of Eating Disorders Contributor: Center for Hope of the Sierras Team at Center for Hope of the Sierras The world of eating disorders is vast. With so many conditions, it can be difficult to find straightforward information on the common ones. To counteract that, we’ve listed Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating which are a few of [...]
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Signs You Might Have an Eating Disorder

Woman concerned with Symptoms of an Eating Disorder and in therapy Contributor: Montecatini Team at Montecatini If you’ve clicked on this article, it’s likely for a reason. Perhaps you’re struggling with an already-diagnosed eating disorder and are concerned about a relapse. Maybe you’re unsure of whether or not you have an eating disorder. Learning the symptoms of an eating disorder and showing concern are the first steps [...]
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The Illusion of Control in the Development of Eating Disorders

young woman with illusion of Control in the Development of Eating Disorders Contributor: McCallum Place Team at McCallum Place It was Hilde Bruch, a prominent doctor, professor, and researcher in the late 1900s, who highlighted the role of control in the development and maintenance of eating disorders. As one of the early contributors to the knowledge of eating disorders and in studying their underlying factors and causal [...]
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Unique Issues & Concerns of Teens Struggling with Bulimia

Girl thinking about when Teens Struggle with Bulimia and needing Online Therapy Contributed by Canopy Cove Bulimia Nervosa (BN) is an eating disorder diagnosis whose behaviors are characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviors [1]. For both adults and teens, this disorder can have catastrophic consequences to the body and mind if it continues untreated. However, when teens struggle with bulimia, they [...]
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