Contributor: Center for Hope of the Sierras Team at Center for Hope of the Sierras The world of eating disorders is vast. With so many conditions, it can be difficult to find straightforward information on the common ones. To counteract that, we’ve listed Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating which are a few of [...] Read More
Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use The eating disorder population is exposed to a greater probability of suicide and attempted suicide. A recent study, conducted by the University of Bologna, Italy, executed a meta-analysis of previous studies in order to compare proportions of suicide attempts in eating disorder sub-groups. Contrary to common belief, eating [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
Individuals who struggle with bulimia are 29% more likely to abuse alcohol or drugs  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 . Bulimia Defined Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder that [...] Read More
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, [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
Dieting behaviors among college students are becoming more common. 83% of university females have consciously tried to lose weight or engaged in dieting behaviors . The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA), reports that 15% of women aged 17-24 have an eating disorder and 20% of college students say they have previously had an eating disorder, and [...] Read More
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 . Eating disorders and addictions affect men and women and have a detrimental impact on a person’s [...] Read More
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 the eating disorder . For those with anorexia, it is about medical stabilization and weight [...] Read More
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