Category: Bulimia

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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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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