bulimia treatment

Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binging and purging, that is, consuming large amounts of food and then getting rid of that food through purging methods like throwing up, taking laxatives, or excessive exercise. While most people with bulimia know that bulimic behaviors have an effect on their weight, the reality is that… read more

Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder that involves binge eating followed by purging. An estimated 1.5 percent of American women will experience bulimia during their lifetime, according to a 2007 study. But bulimia doesn’t always strike alone. There is a significant body of data that shows a strong connection between bulimia and depression. Comorbidity Comorbidity… read more

If you or someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder, it can be difficult to know how to talk about it. This is particularly true if you don’t understand their eating disorder very well, or if you don’t understand eating disorders in general. Here on our website, we offer many resources to help… read more

After  Eating Disorder treatment ends there can be times when a stressor can become overwhelming and cause a return to the familiar patterns of the Eating Disorder. If symptoms re-appear it’s important to seek support early to prevent the Eating Disorder thoughts and patterns from becoming entrenched. A return for treatment provides an important opportunity… read more

Researchers at Florida State University recently conducted an experiment in which they analyzed whether or not spending time on social media sites such as Facebook, had any causal effect on eating disorder risk factors. The following information recently appeared in the Chicago Tribune. Social media that emphasizes sharing and commenting on photos and other images… read more

Congressional leaders are calling on the federal government to study how eating disorders affect both Americans as individuals and the American economy as a whole. Congressional members of the National Eating Disorders Awareness Caucus wrote a letter last month calling on the Government Accountability Office to “undertake a review of the prevalence, mortality rate, and… read more

The project started last year, when Lamm, a Pittsburgh-based artist, designed images of what he called “Normal Barbie” in an attempt to make the doll reflective of real bodies. He used the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and then molded them to a 3D model of… read more

Eating disorders affect every age group. Although many people associate eating disorders with teens, baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are at risk as well. The following story based on research from the International Journal of Eating Disorders recently appeared in Food and Nutrition: It has only been in the past few years that… read more

The following information recently appeared on the NEDA site. A review of nearly fifty years of research confirms that anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder (Arcelus, Mitchell, Wales, & Nielsen, 2011). For females between fifteen to twenty-four years old who suffer from anorexia nervosa, the mortality rate associated with the… read more

New Doll’s Eating Habits have Experts Concerned A controversial new doll, which is being called the ‘Anorexic Doll’ by the media, shakes her head, says”NO”  and refuses to eat when a spoon is held near its mouth.  The doll will only eat when it is eventually force fed. “Would I bring this doll into my… read more