ABSTRACT – Bulimia Nervosa is a potential life threatening eating disorder in which people binge secretly, eat large amount...
Bulimia Nervosa is a potential life threatening eating disorder in which people binge secretly, eat large amount of food and try to get rid of it by vomiting out.
Purging Bulimia Nervosa: Purposely starts vomiting after bingeing or may intake diuretics, enemas to do the same.
Non – purging: Finds out other inappropriate methods to compensate binge eating.
Abusive or traumatic incidence
Low self-esteem and confidence
Social media influence
Binging might occur more when professional requirement demands skinny body type
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –
Improper Bowel Function
Irregular heart beat
Cramps in muscle
Obsession with body weight
Repeated binge eating
Behavior Therapy – Dealing with negative thought process of mind to think healthy and positive
Family based Therapy – To understand the history of the patient
Interpersonal Psychotherapy – Helps to improve overall personality.
Medication for Bulimia – Antidepressants like Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, Wellbutrin
Proper nutrition and diet
Estimation shows that 3.5% women and 2.0% men are affected with binge eating disorder globally.