Bulimia nervosa is a serious mental health disorder that requires comprehensive bulimia nervosa treatment. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5), the following symptoms are present in most diagnosed cases:
- Recurrent episodes of binge eating, characterized by eating large amounts of food in a short period and a sense of loss of control overeating behaviors
- Use of inappropriate, compensatory behaviors, such as self-induced vomiting, laxative, or diuretic abuse, fasting, and/or excessive exercise
- Binge eating and compensatory behaviors that occur at least once a week for three months
- Self-evaluation is inappropriately influenced by the person’s weight and shape
- The disturbance does not occur exclusively during episodes of anorexia nervosa
Overview of Bulimia Nervosa
Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare’s AVP of Clinical Services, Kate Fisch, LCSW, discusses bulimia and how Magnolia Creek approaches treatment.
Signs and Symptoms of Bulimia
Some common bulimia symptoms include:
Health Consequences of Bulimia
As the condition worsens, the bulimia symptoms can eventually become more severe, which is why getting bulimia nervosa treatment is vital. Complications that can arise from an extended battle with bulimia include the following:
Bulimia Nervosa Treatment
Our highly skilled and experienced clinicians at our bulimia clinic work closely with each client to create an individualized bulimia nervosa treatment plan based on their specific needs. Clients play a vital role in their bulimia nervosa treatment recovery by setting realistic treatment goals that will address the underlying issues of their disorder.
Kate Fisch, LCSW
Kate Fisch is the AVP of Clinical Operations for Odyssey’s Eating Disorder Network. With 17 years of clinical leadership and direct client care experience in the eating disorders field, she has a history of innovation, clinical training, and resource development in a variety of eating disorder treatment settings supporting families, clients, and clinicians.