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Bulimia


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You're
not alone
with
bulimia
Bulimia
is the
20th
most common reason
for therapy

findatherapist.co.uk
02/04/2020
19
males

with bulimia
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
02/04/2020
156
females

with bulimia
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
02/04/2020
Bulimia is a mental health condition. It is also known as bulimia nervosa.

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
3
Obsessions
about body shape and weight
Feelings
3
Uncontrollability
when eating
Behaviours
2
Binges
excessive eating,
1
Exercise
excessive
0
Fasting
2
Purges
vomiting, diuretic or laxative misuse
psychiatry.org

Causes

1
Genes
relative with depression, anorexia, binge eating disorder or bulimia
2
Events
triggers include abuse, criticism of eating habits, body shape, weight
1
Traits
obsessiveness, perfectionism
0
Uncertain
nhs.uk

Diagnosis

Adults

For 3 (or more) months:

Obsessions
about body shape and weight
Binges
excessive eating,
within 2 hours, 1 (or more) times a week
Uncontrollability
when eating
Exercise
excessive
1 (or more) times a week

orFasting1 (or more) times a weekorPurgesvomiting, diuretic or laxative misuse
1 (or more) times a week
Mild
1-3 purges a week
Moderate
4-7 purges a week
Severe
8-13 purges a week
Extreme
14 (or more) purges a week
Other
Symptoms are not due
to another condition or
a substance


nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for bulimia

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 20 sessions
Online therapists

60 online therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
02/04/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 02 April 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
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