Category: Bulimia

Postpartum Depression & Bulimia

Mom holding newborn hand Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common problem that people may experience after giving birth. In fact, 1 in 9 women experience this condition after pregnancy [1]. Even though anyone can develop PPD, people who have a history of bulimia are more at risk for experiencing PPD [2]. What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum refers to the [...]
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Preventing Relapse in the Road to Recovery from Bulimia

Rainy Road Bulimia nervosa is a potentially deadly eating disorder [1]. Bulimia is a cycle of binging and compensatory behaviors to make up for the binge. Some examples of compensatory behaviors are purging, compulsive exercise, fasting, or laxative use [1]. People with bulimia also tend to struggle with body-image because body shape or size can really impact [...]
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I Have a Loved One with Bulimia Nervosa – How Can I Support Them?

Nature Road Through Redwood National Park Bulimia Nervosa is a unique eating disorder diagnosis characterized by episodes of binge eating followed by harmful compensatory behaviors to prevent weight gain such as vomiting, laxative/diuretic use, fasting, or excessive exercise [1]. As a loved one of someone struggling with bulimia nervosa, you might be incredibly confused and concerned about the behaviors your loved one [...]
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Long Term & Short Term Consequences of Bulimia

Nature Path in Woods into Sunlight Think you or a loved one may have bulimia? Bulimia is a serious eating disorder that not only causes short-term problems to an individual’s health and quality of life but can also have severe (even life-threatening) effects on a person’s long-term health. What is Bulimia? Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes [...]
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Demi Lovato – Authenticity in Struggle to Recover from Bulimia

Nature Forest with Sunlight and Moss on Ground Nearly a decade after Demi Lovato first opened up about her struggles with bulimia, self-harm, and other mental health issues, the now-28-year-old singer has once again used her platform to speak up about her struggle to recover from bulimia. Relapse for Demi Lovato During Eating Disorder Recovery In a February 2020 interview on Ashley Graham’s [...]
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Russell Brand’s Battle with an Eating Disorder

Russell Brand Russell Brand has talked openly about his mental health struggles, including his struggle with bulimia [1]. It can be helpful for celebrities to talk about their struggles with mental health because it brings awareness to conditions that are often kept secret. While several celebrities have been more open about having an eating disorder or negative [...]
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Male Professional Athletes & Eating Disorder: A Lesser Told Story

Picture of Male Athletes with Eating Disorders The struggle of men with eating disorder diagnoses is a topic that is not spoken about enough. Male athletes in particular often struggle with eating disorder in silence. For many that struggle with mental illness, conversations that increase the visibility of their disorder help to normalize their pain and allow them to feel more comfortable [...]
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The Impact of Elton John’s Courageous Battle with Eating Disorders

Elton John is a music legend and icon known for so much, including, but not at all limited to, his talent, timelessness, advocacy, and charity work. While he has undoubtedly had many impactful life experiences and encounters in his illustrious career and lifetime, Elton John reports that three simple words changed his life – “I [...]
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