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Can you inherit bulimia if your mom had it when she was young?

Can you inherit bulimia if your mom had it when she was young?

Maybe: Bulimia is a condition included as a subset of eating disorders that can occur with ocd, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, phobic disorders, or poor self image. Some of these conditions are heritable and the offspring may have similar symptoms. It is important to know your family history. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa or "bulimia" is a psychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


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How do I get over my bulimia? I've had it for years..And my friends are worried! i don't know how to tell my mom so i decided to stop before she finds out.. How do I do it?

How do I get over my bulimia? I've had it for years..And my friends are worried! i don't know how to tell my mom so i decided to stop before she finds out.. How do I do it?

Since recovery from: An addiction requires scrupulous honesty - encourage you to tell your mother about your disorder. This way she can be part of your support system rather than one more person that you hide things from. Are you working with a psychiatrist or psychologist? Have you had a complete medical evaluation? If you are going to do this - do it right. ...Read more

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Could my doctor tell my mom about my bulimia?

Could my doctor tell my mom about my bulimia?

I don't know your: Age. I would hope that your family could be incorporated into your treatment. People with bulimia often need specialized treatment. My guess is that your parents would need to pay for this - or their insurance would be used (if you are a minor). I don't know how that would happen if they were kept totally in the dark. ...Read more

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I am a wife and full time working mom with a toddler. I sufferfrom bulimia and addiction to porn. I'm worried about my addictions. How can I overcome them?

I am a wife and full time working mom with a toddler. I sufferfrom bulimia and addiction to porn. I'm worried about my addictions. How can I overcome them?

Behaviorl addictions: Addictive behaviors are not limited to alcohol and drugs. Overeaters anonymous (www.Oa.Org) and sex addicts anonymous (www.Sexaa.Org) offer lots of support and information helpful for these issues. A therapist who treats behavioral addiction can help too. ...Read more

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Is scleraderma hereditary? My mom has it and it was active when she was young, my brother & I don't show symptoms. Could I get it later in life?

Is scleraderma hereditary? My mom has it and it was active when she was young, my brother & I don't show symptoms. Could I get it later in life?

Scleroderma: Although we do not think of scleroderma or other autoimmune diseases as hereditary, i.e. clearly passed down from one generation to another, there is a somewhat increased risk of developing auto immune disease in your life time. However, it does not mean that you will develop scleroderma. You should have regular assessments for any unexplained symptom but you should live your life without worrying ...Read more

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If my mom was depressed when she was young, am I likely to be depressed as ell?

If my mom was depressed when she was young, am I likely to be depressed as ell?

Not likely: Depression runs in families but doesn't mean u will b--but if u get symptoms seek help right away. ...Read more

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My mom has permanent headaches & she gets dizzy from time to time. She Had migraine when she was young but got rid of it. Can it come back?

My mom has permanent headaches & she gets dizzy from time to time. She Had migraine when she was young but got rid of it. Can it come back?

Headache: I think she needs to see a neurologist To rule out more serious illnesses and have a good exam and maybe a scan of the head ...Read more

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Mom should date again but is shy about it. Says guys want younger ones. How can I get her to go out again at 50+?.

Mom should date again but is shy about it. Says guys want younger ones. How can I get her to go out again at 50+?.

Not your job. : Is she active? Does she have friends? As long as she is engaged in life, it is not your role to tell your mother how to live it. However, if she says she is afraid to leave the house, or is no longer doing activities she used to enjoy, encourage her to speak to her doctor. ...Read more

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