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.
INTERESTED IN THERAPY?
Are you or a loved one looking for help addressing bingeing and purging? Lauren uses Intuitive Eating, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to support Individuals with Bulimia. You can learn more about the treatments and services she provides here.
Lauren is a licensed psychotherapist in
several states. Learn more about where
Lauren sees Clients, below.
When she is offering face to face, Lauren does in-person therapy in Newport Beach. She also provides online therapy for Bulimia throughout California. Her Clients span from San Francisco down to Southern Orange County and San Diego.
Lauren provides treatment for Bulimia in the state of Utah. Since she provides teletherapy, she 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.
Lauren also offers treatment for Bulimia online in Florida, and sees people from all corners of the Sunshine state. Whether you’re from Naples, Orlando, Miami, or Boca Raton, Lauren can provide specialized counseling remotely in your area.
Lauren also practices teletherapy in Arizona. If you’re seeking help in Phoenix, Sedona, Scottsdale or Tucson, Lauren offers specialized therapy for Bulimia online across the Grand Canyon State.
In addition to all of the locations previously listed, Lauren offers 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. You can reach out here to learn more.
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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 me and I will happily provide you with more information