Category: Bulimia

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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Famous Athletes Who Have Struggled with Anorexia or Bulimia

adidas Soccer ball Famous Athletes Who Have Struggled with Anorexia or Bulimia This pressure for famous athletes to be thin results not only from some sports emphasis on aesthetics but also on the perception that weight-regulation will enhance sports performance [1]. As such, it is not uncommon for athletes to struggle with an eating disorder. “Aesthetic” Sports Gymnastics, [...]
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Signs I Have Bulimia?

Teen girl staring out a window thinking about bulimia Signs of Bulimia Typically, a person who is struggling with bulimia has a preoccupation with their weight. Often those with disordered eating behaviors, or an eating disorder, may struggle with being somewhat overweight and trying to lose the weight. The person may also have a fear of gaining weight or may start to talk obsessively [...]
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Receiving Treatment for Bulimia & Addiction at the Same Time

Wine glass Individuals who struggle with bulimia are 29% more likely to abuse alcohol or drugs [1] Substance abuse is often used to avoid traumatic memories, stress, and mental health issues. Drug and alcohol abuse is present in 50% of those individuals who have an eating disorder [1]. Bulimia Defined Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder that [...]
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Assessing Readiness to Recovery in Bulimia Nervosa

Woman with flower by a fence Bulimia is an eating disorder that has ongoing episodes of binge eating. The person struggles with periods of binge eating where large amounts of food are consumed in a two hour or less time period. The binging is typically followed by feelings of shame, helplessness and a lack of self-control. After a binge episode occurs, [...]
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Dashed College Dreams Due to Bulimia

Woman looking at a computer while biting a pencil Bulimia is a common eating disorder among college-aged students. Bulimia symptoms include episodes of binge-eating followed by purging through self-induced vomiting, over-exercise, or laxative abuse to ‘rid’ the body of the food ingested. What is Bulimia Bulimia is a severe eating disorder and a mental health diagnosis. Typically a person will become obsessed with body [...]
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