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How to recover bulimia?

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Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Psychodynamic

Bulimia is sometimes the result of a vicious internal struggle between self-indulgence and self-destructiveness.
The cycle goes as follows: punitive self-denial, then feelings of deprivation and anger, followed by self-indulgence, then guilt and the need to self-punish, followed by punitive self-denial. A vicious cycle: denial, anger, indulgence, guilt. Psychotherapy can really help.

In brief: Psychodynamic

Bulimia is sometimes the result of a vicious internal struggle between self-indulgence and self-destructiveness.
The cycle goes as follows: punitive self-denial, then feelings of deprivation and anger, followed by self-indulgence, then guilt and the need to self-punish, followed by punitive self-denial. A vicious cycle: denial, anger, indulgence, guilt. Psychotherapy can really help.
Dr. Martha Stark
Dr. Martha Stark
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Complex question

Usually it coexists with other emotional and occasionally physical illnesses.
Ruling out depression, bipolar affective disorder, anxiety disorder, sleep disorder, interpersonal issues with family/friend/spouse, and ptsd. Treating the other conditions can facilitate a meaningful recovery. Medical evaluation of esophageal bleeding, electrolyte imbalance, intestinal disturbance, and malnutrition.

In brief: Complex question

Usually it coexists with other emotional and occasionally physical illnesses.
Ruling out depression, bipolar affective disorder, anxiety disorder, sleep disorder, interpersonal issues with family/friend/spouse, and ptsd. Treating the other conditions can facilitate a meaningful recovery. Medical evaluation of esophageal bleeding, electrolyte imbalance, intestinal disturbance, and malnutrition.
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson
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