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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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Skinny Models in the Media & Eating Disorders

October 14, 2017

Fashion, beauty, and the thin ideal. These are some of the standards within the modeling industry, and with photoshop, many magazines, social media, and Hollywood promote the idea of the ‘perfect’ body and look. For many who strive to be […]

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Bulimia in Royalty – Inside Princess Diana’s Eating Disorder

October 12, 2017

Instances are few-and-far between of public figures discussing their eating disorders in years past. One instance of this that left an indelible impact came from a woman who has become known for her resilience in the face of private turmoil […]

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Bulimia: A Tool for Relief From Self-rejection & Criticism

October 12, 2017

Emotional regulation develops over time, and our early experiences and interactions with parents, caregivers, and adults significantly influences how we learn to identify, manage, and express our emotions. Emotional dysregulation is when a person experiences vulnerability and invalidating interactions from […]

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Bulimia Nervosa and Co-occurring Mental Health Issues

October 11, 2017

Unfortunately, it is common for those with bulimia to experience co-occurring mental health problems. These disorders often share common risk factors and symptoms with bulimia, resulting in a dangerous combination that can make the recovery process more challenging. Anxiety Disorders […]

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Woman by the lake with Bulimia Nervosa

How to Break the Binge-Purge Cycle of Bulimia Nervosa

October 8, 2017

When a person is struggling with the cycle of binging and purging it can be difficult to break. Often some tools will work for a bit, and then the individual will return to the same behaviors. Knowing How to Break […]

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Woman using poetry to help with her treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

Is Poetry an Effective Coping Tool for Bulimia Nervosa

October 7, 2017

Bulimia nervosa is a severe and devastating psychiatric illness that can result in many dangerous physical, emotional, and psychological consequences if left untreated. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, between 1.1% and 4.6% of females and 0.1% to 0.5% […]

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Bulimia Nervosa & It’s Prevalence in Ballet Dancers

October 4, 2017

Eating disorders, such as bulimia nervosa, develop for a variety of reasons and understanding some of the factors involved with eating disorder development can be helpful in prevention, awareness, and treatment measures involved with this mental illnesses. It is important […]

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Woman struggling with body image

Bulimia and Statistics for Success after Inpatient Treatment

September 16, 2017

So many questions about eating disorder treatment revolve around the process itself. Where will it be, what will it be like, how long will it take? Will it Work? This question can be difficult because “success” varies based on individual […]

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