How We Can Help

Our program seeks to disempower the eating disorder by uncovering the complex psychological factors contributing to an unhealthy relationship with food. We have a proven track record of treating anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and a wide range of other eating disorders. While we address the food-related behaviors in creative, positive ways, we also take an in-depth look at the underlying issues and trauma that lead to eating disorders in the first place.

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Bulimia Nervosa: What You Need to Know

To be classified as bulimic according to the DSM-5, an individual would experience bingeing and purging episodes at least once a week for three months. Some studies suggest that genetic factors have an influence up to 83% for the development of bulimia, though the heritable traits are general, such as impulsivity, and not specific to bulimia itself. Research also shows that environmental factors can play a strong role in bulimia’s development.

According to the NCBI, the following have been found to influence the emergence of this disorder:

  • Obesity or family obesity
  • Mood disorders
  • Sexual or physical abuse in one’s history
  • Substance misuse
  • Dysfunctional family dynamics
  • Early menarche

Bulimia is more common than anorexia, presenting in 1% of young women compared to anorexia’s 0.3%. Nine out of 10 individuals suffering from bulimia are women. As with anorexia, bulimia recovery takes place over years, not months, though intensive treatment can be instrumental in fostering the initial change and recovery process.

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Let our treatment team explain why The Meadows Ranch is the perfect place to begin your healing journey for those battling eating disorders.


Talk to Us About Bulimia Treatment

At The Meadows Ranch, we’re dedicated to equipping individuals and their families with the resources needed to heal from bulimia. With our wealth of expertise, we address bulimia and any co-occurring conditions in the same setting for the best possible chance of long-term recovery. Our focus is on treating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. If you or a loved is suffering from bulimia, get in touch with us today. Our compassionate staff is standing by to answer your questions and help you begin the journey to recovery.

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Nine out of 10 individuals suffering from bulimia are women.
– The NCBI

About Meadows Ranch

Our Campus

Our sprawling 50-acre campus, Sonoran Desert scenery, horse stables and home-like atmosphere all contribute to the healing process. Located near Phoenix, Arizona, our multi-pronged treatment approach includes dual diagnosis, trauma work, one-on-one and group therapy. Neuro- and biofeedback in our Brain Center, equine therapy, expressive arts, tai-chi, acupuncture, and movement also play a key role.

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Get Answers to Your Questions

If you or a loved one would like to know more about eating disorder treatment at The Meadows Ranch, give us a call to speak to one of our trained intake coordinators. We’re here to help.

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