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Receiving Treatment for Bulimia & Addiction at the Same Time

March 14, 2018

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 symptoms. Drug and alcohol abuse is present in 50% of those individuals […]

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Assessing Readiness to Recovery in Bulimia Nervosa

March 7, 2018

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 […]

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Dashed College Dreams Due to Bulimia

January 30, 2018

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 […]

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Sororities & Bulimia: What Can I Do to Help My Sister?

January 30, 2018

Dieting behaviors among college students are becoming more common. 83% of university females have consciously tried to lose weight or engaged in dieting behaviors [1].  The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA), reports that 15% of women aged 17-24 have an eating […]

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Bulimia & Addiction: Underlying Common Co-Occurring Disorders

January 27, 2018

Bulimia and addiction share common characteristics. Both are mental health disorders, and both affect brain function, physical body functions, and emotional health. Research suggests that approximately 50% of people who have an eating disorder are also abusing substances [1]. Eating […]

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What Does it Take to Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia & BED

December 26, 2017

Recovering from an eating disorder takes many things. Often identifying triggers, stressors, and unhealthy behaviors is a significant part of the therapeutic process. Recovery is Broad First, there is physical recovery where it is normalization of the physical consequences of […]

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How to Reverse Dental Damage Caused by Bulimia Nervosa

November 15, 2017

There are various side effects that occur when a person is struggling with bulimia nervosa. One of these is dental damage and enamel erosion. When an individual is binging and purging, the acidity from the bile that comes up affects […]

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Statistics on Self-Harm in Individuals with Bulimia Nervosa

November 13, 2017

In westernized societies, self-harm is on the rise. Untreated mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar, and eating disorders can lead to unhealthy coping skills and a need for emotional release. In the United States, in one year, 1 in […]

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Bipolar Disorder & Bulimia: Is the Medication Right for Me?

November 11, 2017

Of those who struggle with bipolar disorder, 14% also have a co-occurring eating disorder [1]. Bipolar disorder alone can be challenging to manage, and it can require daily monitoring of symptoms and behaviors. When coupled with bulimia nervosa (BN), it […]

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Personal Treatment and Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders

November 8, 2017

No matter how much information is generated on eating disorders and co-occurring disorders, there will never be a one-size-fits-all treatment for the disorders. Researchers and clinicians can share those approaches and tools that work most of the time, but, just […]

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