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Bulimia is characterized by a pattern of binging and purging, either through vomiting, taking laxatives, taking water pills, eating very little, or through excessive exercise. Bulimia can have a biological and psychological base, stemming from depression, anxiety, and a variety of other things. Ironically, individuals suffering from Bulimia may be of average weight to overweight. The pattern of binging and purging is not necessarily conducive to weight loss. Typical emotional signs of bulimia are mood swings, depression, OCD and anxiety. Behavioral signs include frequent trips to the bathroom during and after meals. Visual signs of bulimia are: swollen cheeks, bad breath, and teeth that appear clear. Internally, bulimics are seriously damaging their throat and esophagus. Bulimia left untreated can kill. Treatment is strongly recommended.

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Strategies for Parents of Children with an Eating Disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Parenting Help in Philadelphia: Strategies for parents of children with an eating disorder to help them recover 38 Strategies for parents of children with an eating disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia, or binging or…


How common is Bulimia Nervosa

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

How common is Bulimia Nervosa? Bulimia affects 1% to 4% of the population.    It is more common than Anorexia but usually more difficult for friends and family…


Symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Bulimia Nervosa Treatment in Philadelphia: Symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa 

* Repeated episodes of binging; A PERSON CONSUMES an unusually large AMOUNT OF FOOD WITHIN a RELATIVELY short period of time…


A Doctors Visit for Bulimia Nervosa Typically Includes

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Center for Growth / Bulimia Nervosa Treatment in Philadelphia

A doctors visit for bulimia nervosa typically includes:  

* A complete blood count and a study of Electrolytes*  A Electrocardiogram* Thyroid studies*…


Tips for Recovering from Bulimia Nervosa

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Tips For Recovering From Bulimia Nervosa: Twenty Two Tips on How to Recover from Bulimia Nervosa and Questions to Ask Yourself

* Write information about your binges.  Write the time, place, and…


Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Center for Growth / Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders 

Suggestions for the professional who is working with cilents who are suffering from Bulimia Nervosa and / or


Anxiety Disorders and Bulimia Nervosa

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

People struggling with Bulimia Nervosa frequently also experience an anxiety disorder. Typically this manifests as an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, simple phobia or even PTSD.  

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Unlike Obsessive-Compulsive…


Medical Complications Associated with Bulimia Nervosa

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Medical Complications Associated with Bulimia Nervosa: remember always talk to your medical doctor if you or someone in your care has Bulimia Nervosa.  Make sure the doctor is informed about…


Bulimia Nervosa

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Bulimia Nervosa is a Psychological disorder characterized by preoccupation with body image and binge eating followed by some type of purging (e.g. laxative abuse, vomiting) in an attempt to compensate…


Bulimia Nervosa and Substance Abuse

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Twenty percent to thirty-seven percent of women with Bulimia also have a problem with Substance Abuse. Twenty two percent of women with Bulimia have a problem with Alcohol Abuse. 

Many…


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER: Approximately one-third to one fifth of people suffering from anorexia are diagnosed with an obsessive-compulsive disorder.  (Similarly, people struggling with the different addictions, gambling addiction, sex addiction, d/a addiction also…


Common Patterns of People with Bulimia Nervosa

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Common tendencies of people with Bulimia Nervosa:

* Irritability* Low self esteem ( self esteem workout)* A self critical nature* Impulsivity* Difficulty managing stress* Anxiety* Difficulty with intimate relationships*


Compensatory Behaviors used in Bulimia Nervosa

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

The most common Compensatory behaviors (not including excessive exercise) used in Bulimia Nervosa are (in order of most prevalent to least prevalent)

* Self-induced vomiting* Laxative abuse* A combination of Laxative…


Personality Disorders Commonly Associated with Bulimia Nervosa

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Personality Disorders Commonly Associated with Bulimia Nervosa

AVOIDANT PERSONALITY DISORDER (personality disorders commonly associated with bulimia nervosa): As described earlier People with this personality avoid situations due to their social…


Personality Traits Associated with Bulimia Nervosa

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Personality Traits Associated with Bulimia Nervosa

*  High reward dependence:  People with high reward dependence tend to be compassionate and social.  They can be sensitive, intuitive, and empathetic to the…

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