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Bulimia Nervosa

 

What is Bulumia?

The eating disorder known as Bulimia Nervosa is characterised by recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviours in an attempt to prevent weight gain. A bulimia binge eating episode involves eating a large amount of food in a short period of time and typically feels out of the person's control. Compensatory behaviours include: self-induced vomiting, fasting, overexercising and/or the misuse of laxatives or diuretics. People experiencing the bulimia eating disorder often have an intense fear of weight gain and their self-worth is significantly influenced by shape and weight.

What is the best therapy for bulimia?

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE, 2017)

guidelines recommend Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Enhanced

for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) as the leading treatment for bulimia.

 

 

Helpful resources

Here are a few sites that provide professional guidance and actional advice for managing bulimia and finding help. Take a look at the websites listed below, all of which are approved by our team of qualified bulimia therapists in London.

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