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Monday, August 22, 2011

Teen surviving four-year struggle with bulimia nervosa

By Diane Crocker
Source: www.thewesternstar.com

CORNER BROOK — For almost four years Belle has been fighting a war with herself and with food.
A war the 18-year-old young woman from a small community on the Northern Peninsula is finally ready to end. 
Belle, not her real name, has bulimia nervosa.
She believes her eating disorder, which started when she was 15, was triggered by stress.
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Recovery journeys from eating disorders are as unique and distinctive as the individual in recovery.  What is something you may have experienced in your recovery that has encouraged you to keep striving towards a life free from bulimia?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Research links bulimia to disordered impulse control

Author: Eva Valenti
Source: Stanfordmedicine.org

Although some consider eating disorders like bulimia to be the over-hyped, Hollywoodian maladies of the wealthy and superficial, the fact is that they are serious psychiatric disorders. Bulimia seems to be particularly complex from a psychological standpoint.
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New research studies on bulimia are continuing to demonstrate the serious implications of this disease as well as the importance of treatment for recovery.  If you or someone you know is struggling with bulimia, what steps have you taken to seek treatment or towards recovery?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Family Therapy Helps Teens With Bulimia

by Salynn Boyles @ WebMD Health News

"A family-based approach showing promise to help treat children and teens with anorexia may be an even more effective treatment for bulimia.  Family-based treatment involves close monitoring of an anorexic or bulimic child's eating behavior by parents who are encouraged to intervene when they see signs that the behavior is out of control."

Please finish reading this article by following this link:
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/bulimia-nervosa/news/20070904/family-therapy-helps-teens-with-bulimia
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What are other ways in which a family can become involved in an individual's recovery from bulimia?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Therapeutic Writing and Bulimia Treatment

Source for article:
http://www.eating-disorder-resources.com/category/eating-disorder-articles/

"Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by a cycle of binge eating and purging. Binge eating is defined as eating excessive calories in a relatively short amount of time, while purging follows by using vomiting or laxatives to prevent the food from causing any weight gain."

Please follow this link to continue reading this article regarding therapeutic writing and bulimia treatment:
http://www.eating-disorder-resources.com/eating-disorder-articles/bulimia/therapeutic-writing-and-bulimia-treatment/
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If you or someone you know is struggling with bulimia, what are therapeutic methods you may use/know of that have helped you in recovery?
  
To read more excellent articles regarding eating disorders, visit the Eating Disorder Hope Articles Library.