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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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Identifying Co-Occurring Depression in Teens with EDs

November 7, 2017

Adolescents experiencing an eating disorder (ED) are often diagnosed with co-occurring mood disorders, particularly depression. In fact, research estimates that 23-48% of adolescents with an ED have comorbid depression [1]. Additionally, approximately 11% of adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN), and […]

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Electrolyte Issues From Bulimia – Knowing the Warning Signs

November 7, 2017

Electrolyte imbalances are typically common in those with bulimia. Up to 49% of individuals with severe symptomatology of bulimia have imbalances such as sodium and potassium [1]. Those who purge are also at risk for hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, and hypochloremia. […]

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Why Amazon’s Pro-Anorexia Sweatshirt Shows a Larger Problem

November 3, 2017

Contributor: Jessica Masbaum, LCSW, Therapist and Clinical Lead, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. This past week, Amazon came under fire for the sale of a pro-anorexia sweatshirt from vendor “ArturoBuch” that reads “Anorexia: Like Bulimia, except with self-control [1].” It should […]

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Experiential Therapies for Bulimia Nervosa Treatment

November 2, 2017

Contributor: Melissa O’Neill, LCSW, Director of Program Development at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Experiential treatment is one that uses actions, movements, and activities in the therapeutic process to promote healing from eating disorders. It encourages individuals to bring awareness […]

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BBC Opens a Window on the Struggles of Those with Diabulimia

October 19, 2017

The title of a new BBC Three and BBC Newsbeat documentary, “Diabulimia: The World’s Most Dangerous Addiction,” may sound overdramatic but it isn’t far from the truth. Pathology Diabulimia is the “deliberate omission or underuse of insulin to control weight […]

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Bulimia, Brain Stimulation, and Hope

October 14, 2017

In early 2017 a preliminary study found that symptoms of an eating disorder were lessened due to electrical stimulation of the brain, most specifically, bulimia nervosa [1]. This study looked at 39 individuals who had bulimia and did 20-minutes sessions […]

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