Bulimia

A disorder where purging follows cycles of overeating.

"Beauty starts in your head, not in the mirror." -Joubert Botha

Bulimia is most commonly found in young women (under 20) and may continue into their adult life. This mental disorder could become a lifelong battle if it is not stopped. Bulimia usually depends on the body shape and weight of the victim. Half of these victims have deep depression. If you feel you or a loved one are being affected by Bulimia, please get help!

These people can help you!

National Eating Disorders Association: www.edap.org/Beauty (800) 931-2237

Academy for Eating Disorders: www.aedweb.org/ (847) 498-4274

American dietetic Association: www.eatright.com/ (800) 877-1600

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Statistics

-1.1 to 2.2 Percent of females have Bulimia in their lifetime

-50% will recover, 30% will improve to an extent, 20% will continue to exhibit the behavior and symptoms of Bulimia

-Heritability of bulimia is 59% to 83%

-1% of the general population has Bulimia

Treatment

Reduce or eliminate binge eating and purging by identifying the problem early on and treating it effectively.

Symptoms

Binge eating large amounts of food with lack of control while eating, followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviors (a.k.a. purging). These behaviors, on average, happen twice a week. Symptoms of Bulimia are usually very hard to catch. That's why it's of the utmost importance that the victim communicates with someone who can help.
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Bulimia Awareness Video