The battle of binge and fix
Dissatisfied with the body and concerned about losing weight (Nolen-Hoeksema, 2014)
Am I Bulimic?
Ask yourself... the more YES answers you have, the more likely you have bulimia or another eating disorder... if you have ANY symptoms, talk to your doctor, before it gets worse and takes over your life...
- Are you obsessed with your body and your weight?
- Does food and dieting dominate your life?
- Are you afraid that when you start eating, you won’t be able to stop?
- Do you ever eat until you feel sick?
- Do you feel guilty, ashamed, or depressed after you eat?
- Do you vomit or take laxatives to control your weight?
You have a higher risk of developing an eating disorder if
- others in your family have one
- dieting and/or bingeing and purging behaviors are common in your social circles
- you are a perfectionist
- you have recently been through a traumatic event
True or false
Eating disorders are caused by the media.
Men don't get eating disorders.
Only rich people get eating disorders.
Eating disorders are a lifestyle choice; someone can choose to stop having one.
Purging is an effective way to lose weight.
Eating disorders are the result of over-controlling, dysfunctional families.
Recovery from eating disorders is rare.
All of these are false... more information is available at
Bulimia Nervosa-Cause. (n.d.). WebMD. Retrieved August 3, 2014, from http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/bulimia-nervosa/bulimia-nervosa-cause
Fischer, S., Meyer, A. H., Dremmel, D., Schlup, B., & Munsch, S. (2014). Short-term Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder: Long-term efficacy and predictors of long-term treatment success. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 5836-42. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2014.04.007
March, P., & Schub, T. (2014). Bulimia Nervosa.
Nolen-Hoekema, S. (2014). Abnormal psychology (sixth ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
Steiger, H., & Bruce, K. R. (2007). Phenotypes, Endophenotypes, and Genotypes in Bulimia Spectrum Eating Disorders. (cover story). Canadian Journal Of Psychiatry, 52(4), 220-227.