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Bulimia


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

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14/07/2020
20
males

with bulimia
talk to therapists

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14/07/2020
156
females

with bulimia
talk to therapists

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14/07/2020
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

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

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
Therapists

63 therapists
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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 14 July 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
Sources:
Statistics findatherapist.co.uk Symptoms Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Causes NHS Diagnosis Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Cognitive Behavioural Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence