At Casa Palmera anorexia and bulimia treatment center, we understand that a comprehensive approach to recovery is imperative for long-term relief from destructive conditions like eating disorders. Successful anorexia and bulimia treatment must heal the spirit as well as treat the body, and our anorexia and bulimia treatment center is founded on that philosophy of wholeness.
Bulimia nervosa is known as the diet-binge-purge disorder, and an effective bulimia treatment plan must provide information and education about the disorder to those who are suffering and the loved ones who are concerned Bulimia nervosa:
the diet-binge-purge disorder.
The bulimia cycle generally follows the following:
- Person binge eats.
- Feels out of control while eating.
- Vomits, misuses laxatives, exercises, or fasts to get rid of the calories.
- Diets when not bingeing. Becomes hungry and binges again.
- Believes self-worth requires being thin. (It does not.)
- May shoplift, be promiscuous, and abuse alcohol, drugs, and credit cards.
- Weight may be normal or near normal unless anorexia is also present.
Like anorexia, bulimia can kill and bulimia treatment can be a matter of life of death. Even though bulimics put up a brave front, they are often depressed, lonely, ashamed, and empty inside. Friends may describe them as competent and fun to be with, but underneath, where they hide their guilty secrets, they are in the midst of profound emotional pain. Feeling unworthy, they generally have great difficulty talking about their feelings, which almost always include anxiety, depression, self-doubt, as well as deeply buried anger. Impulse control may be a problem and can manifest in pathological ways such as shoplifting, sexual adventurousness, alcohol and drug abuse, and other kinds of risk-taking behavior.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a devastating eating disorder, comprehensive anorexia or bulimia treatment is essential for permanent healing.