BULIMIA NERVOSA (BN)
The hallmarks of BN are binge eating and purging. A binge involves eating a lot of food over a short time in a way that feels out of control. Purging can include throwing up on purpose, over exercising or laxative abuse. Given the impact this disorder can have on the body, getting medical and therapeutic treatment for Bulimia is crucial.
This disorder is diagnosed when bingeing and purging are repeated regularly over a period of time and cause distress and impairment in an individual’s life. That being said, if someone binges and purges and has a very low Body Mass Index (BMI), they might meet criteria for Anorexia.
TREATMENT FOR BULIMIA
Intuitive Eating and CBT-E are evidence-based treatments that support recovery from BN. There is a great deal of overlap between these therapies. Both treatments focus on eating before getting too hungry, given that people are more prone to binge when they have been restricting.
Each approach also points out the problems with placing an extreme emphasis on weight and shape. Those with BN place more importance on the way they look than on their health, relationships and goals. This is true even when they don’t believe that the way they look should be the priority. Both CBT-E and Intuitive Eating help people to consider what matters most to them so that they can work to embody their values. Each treatment hones in on thinking that leads to dietary restraint and poor self image. By looking at faulty thinking patterns, people learn to treat their thoughts as thoughts, not facts.
If you’d like to learn more about Intuitive Eating and how we approach the treatment of BN, click here. If you’d like to explore CBT-E and this method of treatment, click here.
INTERESTED IN TREATMENT FOR BULIMIA?
Are you or a loved one looking for help addressing bingeing and purging? Therapists at The Center for the Obsessive Mind use Intuitive Eating, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to support Individuals with Bulimia. You can learn more about the treatments and services we provide here.
The Center for the Obsessive Mind offers
therapy in several states and internationally.
Learn more about where the staff practices, below.
The Center for the Obsessive Mind’s staff therapists offer online therapy for Bulimia throughout California. Our Clients span from San Francisco down to Southern Orange County and San Diego. Whether you’re in Silicon Valley, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills or Dana Point, the Center’s staff can support you in your recovery.
Staff members at the Center for the Obsessive Mind offer treatment for Bulimia in the state of Utah. Since we provide teletherapy, we works with people who live in different areas of the Beehive State – from Salt Lake City and its suburbs, like West Jordan, Syracuse, Highland and Riverton, to Park City and St. George.
Therapists at the Center for the Obsessive Mind also offer treatment for Bulimia online in Florida. We see people from all corners of the Sunshine state. Whether you’re from Naples, Orlando, Miami, or Boca Raton, we can provide specialized counseling remotely in your area.
Therapists at the Center for the Obsessive Mind also practice teletherapy in Nevada. So if you’re seeking help in Glenbrook, Incline Village, Reno or Las Vegas, we offer specialized therapy for Bulimia online across the Grand Canyon State.
In addition to all of the locations previously listed, the staff at the Center for the Obsessive Mind offer teletherapy for Bulimia to a number of countries internationally.
Online therapy isn’t right for everyone. An assessment must be done to determine if online therapy is appropriate for your needs. Reach out here to learn more. Check out this article from the American Psychological Association or read this article that our Director, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, contributed to on this topic.
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Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is intended for informational and education purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for therapy. If you are interested in treatment, you can email us and we will happily provide you with more information.