Bulimia

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Bulimia nervosa is a distressing eating disorder

Bulimia involves certain behaviours. These behaviours including constantly thinking and obsessing about food. Binging on large portions of food. Purging the body of this food, by forcing vomiting, or taking laxatives.

It’s thought to be more common than anorexia. Sufferers are more likely to maintain their weight, or just be mildly underweight.

Bulimia sufferers

Girls in same sex schools are twice as likely to suffer from those in mixed sex school.

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/152637/20160424/eating-disorders-anorexia-nervosa-and-bulimia-more-common-in-all-girls-schools.htm

It’s easier to spot in younger adolescents who are still living at home.

Once a sufferer has left home, their behaviour can remain hidden and unnoticed for years.

I’ve worked with clients who have had bulimia for decades and it’s an unhappy existence with unpleasant side effects.

There are a series of longer term health issues associated with bulimia.  Female bulimics are likely to develop irregular periods that can impact on fertility for years. Damage to teeth enamel can led to costly dental work.

If bulimia is dealt with during adolescent then there is more support available. Support is not just therapy.  The support of close family is equally important, who can keep a close eye on behaviours and tackle them straight away. If left unnoticed, and untreated and it continues for an extended length of time, then support is much harder to find in adulthood.

Bulimia and Hypnosis

Once the behaviour becomes a part of every day life, it become deeply embedded in the unconscious brain; conscious effort and willpower isn’t enough to shift it.

Bulimia can be treated with hypnosis. If certain conditions are met then treatment can be successful.

Read this BBC link about how talking therapies especially CBT can help with eating disorders. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7779468.stm

Cognitive Hypnotherapy has been shown to be more effective than CBT in recent studies

http://www.qchpa.com/what-is-cognitive-hypnotherapy/research/

So if you want help then contact me today for a free confidential chat.

By Sarah Jons