Bulimia Nervosa is an extremely serious condition and can lead to death. Bulimia is often difficult to detect in someone that you love because there is often a great deal of shame around the behavior and people suffering with Bulimia will go to great lengths to hide their disorder.
The signs of Bulimia Nervosa
Many people who are seeking help want to stop purging, but the addictive nature of Bulimia often makes it difficult to do so. Often times people suffering with Bulimia are terrified of gaining weight because they don’t know how to eat without purging. Purging can include vomiting, laxative abuse, and/or excessive exercise.
The DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders: Fifth Edition) gives distinct criteria for Bulimia, however, please note that if you find yourself engaging in any purging behavior, it is a problem. One time can lead to two times, and then it takes hold. Many people with Bulimia are ashamed of seeking help, but please know that at Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates, we are accepting and understand Bulimia Nervosa. There is no shame in seeking help for this debilitating illness.
As with other eating disorders, we have more knowledge, yet the rates of Bulimia Nervosa are on the rise. More pressure to be thin, people not knowing how to eat, eating because of underlying painful issues, addiction to the behavior, the list goes on and on. Please know that stopping purging is very difficult on your own and help is here if you need it.
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