One of bulimia’s primary characteristics is the loss of impulse control that an individual experiences during the bingeing and purging cycles. This in turn creates shame and guilt, which compound and perpetuate more compulsive behaviors and unhealthy coping patterns. According to the Mayo Clinic, these are some common symptoms of bulimia:

  • Extreme fear of weight gain
  • The experience of losing control when bingeing or purging
  • Compulsively exercising or fasting between binges
  • Using laxatives, diuretics, or enemas when they are not needed
  • An obsession with body image or shape

Shame and guilt are toxic, and the desire to hide compulsive behaviors can be very strong. Those suffering from bulimia may be embarrassed of their lack of control and afraid of being found out. The fear of weight gain adds to this heavy mental burden. 

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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 are 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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