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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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I will decide no eating until dinner tomorrow. Is this considered non-purging bulimia?

I will decide no eating until dinner tomorrow. Is this considered non-purging bulimia?

Why the restriction?: Why are you restricting your food in this way? People do occasionally fast for religious, spiritual, and/or health reasons -- but I do not sense this from you. It is not a healthy method for controlling weight or weight loss. If focusing on food restriction recurrently, you could be developing the eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. Bulimia means purging by vomiting, with or without binges. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can start eating normally after having bulimia?

Can you tell me how i can start eating normally after having bulimia?

Mutual Support: Try attending a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, many patients find the support here helpful and life-changing. ...Read more

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Hello, I think I have bulimia, sometimes I really can't stop eating when I'm not hungry it may happen like in once in a month...

Hello, I think I have bulimia, sometimes I really can't stop eating when I'm not hungry it may happen like in once in a month...

Bulimia: Bulimia is a psychological eating disorder associated with pre-occupation with weight/shape, fear of weight gain, inability to control eating, binge eating followed by methods to lose weight such as forced vomiting, laxative abuse and/or excessive exercise and can be associated with various medical and dental problems. If this sounds familiar to you, visit your doctor for an appropriate referral. ...Read more

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Am i starting to develop bulimia? What are the signs of an eating disorder?

Am i starting to develop bulimia? What are the signs of an eating disorder?

Bulimia Nervosa: Bulimia includes a preoccupation with food and weight loss. As well as getting rid of calories by purging or other behaviors, like excessive exercise, laxative abuse, fasting, etc. It is a life threatening disorder. Neda is a great resource. They have a helpline#1-800-931-2237 and you can search for treatment providers by state. http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org. ...Read more

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What should I do for a friend of mine who may have bulimia or another eating disorder?

What should I do for a friend of mine who may have bulimia or another eating disorder?

Talk about it: If it is a good friend, bring it up, express concern for her and her health, and offer s upport. . Recomend she get some mental health counseling to help her understand her eating patterns, and suggest she bring it up with her doctor. Offer to accompany her to her appointment for support. Depending on how severe her disease she may need an inpatient treatment program. ...Read more

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Is there any kind of online test or quiz that you know of that can help diagnose an eating disorder such as bulimia?

Is there any kind of online test or quiz that you know of that can help diagnose an eating disorder such as bulimia?

Online diagnosis: Eating disorders are serious business, and can have serious health consequences, see a human professional psychiatrist or clinical psychologist if u really have a q. About it - u r worth it. For some education see: http://cpancf.Com/eatingdisorders.Asp. ...Read more

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Help please! is bulimia (eating disorder) really curable?

Yes: Bulimia is a stand alone disorder but really is a symptom of compulsion. The underlying reason for compulsive behavior needs to be found and that is best evaluated & treated with cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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I have bulimia, anorexia, and compulsive eating, what to do?

You should see: Your family doctor to rule out any nutritional deficiencies. I would also recommend that you see an eating disorder specialist. Also a psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders could be quite helpful. The therapist would be able to help you in terms of psychotherapy and overeaters anonymous is another resource that you should look into. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have or am heading towards an eating disorder like bulimia?

How do I know if I have or am heading towards an eating disorder like bulimia?

Self-review: While complex, risks include negative body image & connecting food intake with concerns about image; tending to be perfectionistic, wanting to please others, worried about others' opinions; stressful life events triggering/aggravating eating behaviors. Excessive dieting, hoarding, binging, vomiting after meals, etc. If concerned seek a therapist experienced in helping people with eating disorder. ...Read more

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