Category: Bulimia

The Power of Sharing Your Bulimia Recovery Story

Nature Barley Field in Sun Light Some people with eating disorders keep their disordered behaviors or recovery journey, such as bulimia recovery, a secret. This makes sense because it is very personal information. Aside from the vulnerability of sharing, this hesitance to share may also point to deeper feelings of shame. Shame researcher Brené Brown says that shame is “an intensely [...]
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Pregnancy and Bulimia: Concerns for the Fetus

Pregnant woman concerned about ED Recovery and Motherhood Eating disorders are emotionally, medically, and psychologically complex and become even more so with pregnancy and bulimia. Bulimia Nervosa poses risks for fetal development even before conception, increasing the risk of infertility as well as the possibility of “miscarriages, fetal growth problems, perinatal mortality, low or high birth weight, premature birth, and birth defects [1].” [...]
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Why Transgender People Are More Likely to Develop an Eating Disorder

Women who Stay Connected in Anorexia Recovery Contributed by Staff at McCallum Place Prevalence of Eating Disorders Among Transgender People An extensive survey published in the Journal of Adolescent Health sampled nearly 300,000 U.S. college students about their self-reported eating disorder diagnoses and compensatory behaviors [1]. The researchers found that 15% of the transgender people surveyed reported an eating disorder diagnosis within [...]
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Bulimia Recovery

Woman trying a knew hobby For those suffering from Bulimia, the disorder takes hold of their minds and daily life in a way that disables them to live fully and with awareness. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a valuable tool for Bulimia recovery. According to Hudson, “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) provides patients with an alternative to attempting to [...]
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Defining & Identifying Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder – OSFED

Woman sitting on a beach Bargaining in Eating Disorder Recovery Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED) is a diagnostic category of disordered eating. Previously known as “Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified” or EDNOS (the category was updated in 2013 with the release of the newest edition of the DSM, the DSM-5), it encompasses those people who do not meet strict diagnostic criteria for anorexia [...]
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How to Support Your Child If They Are Struggling with Bulimia During the Holidays

Teen Adolescent Girl in Winter with Umbrella Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center For adolescents struggling with bulimia, the holidays can be a less-than-cheerful time of year. Young people who have bulimia are often confronted with culturally approved disordered eating habits during the holidays as friends and relatives restrict their food intake so that they can binge on that big [...]
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Bulimia Nervosa – Signs & Symptoms

bulimia signs in two women Bulimia nervosa is one of the most commonly known and diagnosed eating disorders. Bulimia affects 1.5% of American women, and bulimia signs are characterized by bingeing and purging behaviors and can result in dire health issues if left untreated [1]. Diagnosis Generally defined, “bulimia nervosa is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by [...]
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Risk of Heart Disease Quadruples in Women Hospitalized for Bulimia

Asian American woman holding a flower The risk of cardiovascular disease skyrockets for women who have been hospitalized for bulimia nervosa, a study in JAMA Psychiatry reports. The risk for bulimia and heart disease is greatest in the first two years after hospitalization and remains high for another three years before disappearing at the 10-year mark. Bulimia and Heart Disease “Our [...]
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Authentically Living in Recovery from Bulimia

Woman in DBT treatment Authenticity is a trait that man does not strive for until they feel they have lost it. Authentically living in recovery means living in a way that is true to one’s personality, spirit, or character. Many individuals that have struggled with Bulimia Nervosa have spent a great deal of time living to keep their eating disorder [...]
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