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Bulimia Nervosa
Evolving Minds: Breaking the Cycle

Bulimia Nervosa is a serious mental illness often triggered by dieting, leading to a cycle of weight loss, binging, and/or over-exercising. Individuals with Bulimia Nervosa typically present as normal weight or slightly overweight.

Causes and Influences

The onset of Bulimia has genetic, social, and cultural components. Factors such as an emphasis on body shape and weight in evaluating self-worth can influence its development.

Compensatory Behaviours

Individuals with Bulimia may use various strategies to compensate for binging, including:

  • Vomiting after meals

  • Using laxatives or diuretics

  • Fasting to lose weight

  • Exercising excessively

  • Using prescription or illicit drugs to control weight

Signs of Bulimia Nervosa

Consider Bulimia Nervosa if a person displays:

  • Weight fluctuations

  • Ongoing dieting and food avoidance

  • Unexplained trips to the bathroom after meals

  • Signs of depression and/or anxiety

  • Food-related rules or rituals

  • Decreased socialising, especially around food

  • Self-loathing

Path to Recovery

While individuals with Bulimia may feel trapped in a harmful cycle, recovery is possible. The team at Evolving Minds, members of ANZAED (the peak body for Eating Disorders), have specialised training and use evidence-based therapies to address unhelpful thinking patterns about weight and body image.

Get in Touch

 

For more information or to book an appointment, call Evolving Minds at (02) 8519 4197 or complete our Client Enquiry Form below.​

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