Bulimia Nervosa is a condition where perceptions of body weight and body shape can undermine a person’s self-evaluation. It is usually characterised by recurrent episodes of binge eating (eating a larger than normal sized meal) within a two hour period. These binging episodes are then followed by behaviours designed to compensate for the binge. This can be in the form of:
- Excessive exercise
- Self-induced vomiting
- Misuse of laxatives, diuretics and/or enemas
Bulimia Nervosa can result in tooth decay, bone density loss, heart problems, fatigue, social withdrawal, and in severe cases death.
Bulimia Nervosa is not easy to live with or overcome by yourself. Luckily, professional help is available here. Vision Psychology has a number of experienced psychologists who can help you, or your child, overcome Bulimia Nervosa. Call Vision Psychology now to make an appointment for a Free Emotional Health Check-Up so that we can give you the extra support that you or your child needs.