Think Before You Throw Up.

Bulimia- A person will eat a lot of food in a short period of time and then tries to prevent weight gain by getting rid of the food.

Can someone with bulimia get better?

Yes. Someone with bulimia can get better. A health care team of doctors, nutritionists, and therapists will help the patient recover. They will help the person learn healthy eating patterns and cope with their thoughts and feelings. Treatment for bulimia uses a combination of options. Whether or not the treatment works depends on the patient.

To stop a person from binging and purging, a doctor may recommend the patient:

  • Receive nutritional advice and psychotherapy, especially cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Be prescribed medicine