Bulimia Category

Bulimia Category

What Are the Two Most Common Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders greatly impact society as we know it today. One in 10 women and one in 20 men will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives; these numbers are expected to rise in the coming years. So it’s safe to say that it’s important to understand eating disorders, especially the …

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At What Ages Do Eating Disorders Begin?

Discovering that you or someone you may know has developed an eating disorder is difficult for anyone. While many may be aware of certain eating disorders, they know little about the intricacies of such conditions besides “someone eats too much or too little.” So many more factors are at play in an eating disorder, and …

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What Causes an Eating Disorder?

Written by Kate Fisch, LCSW – AVP of Clinical Partnerships, Eating Disorder Network What Does Biopsychosocial Mean? There are various factors that contribute to the development of an eating disorder. The easiest way to categorize these factors is by using the Biopsychosocial Model. This model examines the interconnection between biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors and …

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Starvation Symptoms

What are the symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa?

Bulimia Nervosa is a potentially deadly disease that affects approximately 4 million women and 1 million men in the United States alone. Research has shown that the sooner a patient with bulimia can find treatment, the higher their chance of recovery.

Adolescent Girls

My child has an eating disorder, what do I do?

While many eating disorders develop during adolescence and early adulthood, it is not uncommon for them to occur during childhood. According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, eating disorders occur in nearly three percent of all individuals 13-18-years old. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics has noted eating disorders are increasingly being …

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The Allure of Eating Disorders: Perfection and Shame

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia often provide individuals with a sense of purpose; as if they are on a mission to remake themselves and finally become happy. People suffering from an eating disorder may have that inner voice telling them they will be happy if they can just lose the weight. This …

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What is Bulimia Nervosa?

Bulimia nervosa is a serious eating disorder that requires a comprehensive treatment program for successful recovery. Like other eating disorders, bulimia is complicated and not fully understood, but some of the contributing factors include genetics, environment, psychological, and cultural influences.

Eating Disorders Among Minorities

When the term eating disorder is mentioned, there is usually a specific mental image that comes to mind. Traditionally, the stereotypical person with this type of mental health issue is a young, wealthier Caucasian female. Mass media and pop culture images usually reinforce the portrayal of hyper-thin, white women who are suffering from the effects …

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