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Doctor insights on: How To Become Bulimic

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Who usually becomes bulimic?

Who usually becomes bulimic?

Family disease: Bulimia is an addictive disorder, and may be associated with other addiction in the family. ...Read more

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How can I stop being bulimic?

How can I stop being bulimic?

Professional Help: You must seek out a qualified professional who can help you deal with this very dangerous illness. Medications and psychotherapy are critical. You also must be dedicated to stopping the behaviors and working hard to overcome this illness and dealing with the underlying forces which led to the behavior. Please get the help you need. ...Read more

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How can I help a bulimic friend?

How can I help a bulimic friend?

ENCOURAGE HELP!!: Support and understanding but not enabling. So encourage them to seek professional help as it is a tough disorder and needs a variety of areas of help like psychological, medical., exercise, and nutrition. ...Read more

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How can I help my bulimic friend?

How can I help my bulimic friend?

Learn About Bulimia: You might best help your friend by reading up on eating disorders & how to best support someone struggling w/ one. Check "get help" page of website of the National Assn of Anorexia Nervosa & Related Disorders (ANAD): http://anad.org. The Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN) also has very helpful resources: http://myedin.org. ...Read more

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How could i help a bulimic friend?

How could i help a bulimic friend?

Help her get help: Without blaming or judgment, you could gently encourage your bulimic friend to get help from her (or his? Men can develop this illness too) physician. Bulimia may start out innocuously, but can be very serious. Repeated vomiting can rupture stomach or esophagus; electrolyte changes can result in heart arrhythmias; malnutrition, etc. Bulimia becomes a damaging way to deal with emotional pain. ...Read more

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What to do if i may be becoming bulimic?

What to do if i may be becoming bulimic?

Ready 2 Take Action?: Glad u r asking this question! Suggest learning about eating disorders & seeking expert help. Good start place = website of Natl Assn of Anorexia Nervosa & Related Disorders: http://bit.ly/16CRmYH. Helpline = 630-577-1330. If u begin now 2 understand the reasons u may be "becoming bulimic, " in 6 mos u might have very different story 2 tell about urself. What would u like that story 2 be? ...Read more

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Am i bulimic or is this normal behavior?

Am i bulimic or is this normal behavior?

Psychiatry : Consultation with a psychiatrist, in person, is a must. The only way to know for sure is to carefully interview and evaluate you. Get an appointment with a psychiatrist in your area asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my bulimic friend?

Is there a way to help my bulimic friend?

Get professional: Get professional help, make sure she starts working with a therapist and be there to support her as she goes through the therapeutic process. You cannot do it alone and neither can she. It is a serious potentially life threatening illness, so make sure she gets treatment asap. ...Read more