Bulimia Nervosa is characterised by eating a large amount of food, often secretly, in a short period of time and often in an out of control manner. This is usually followed by purging through self induced vomiting, laxative use, diuretics or weight loss supplements. There is a fear of weight gain and anxiety about weight and body shape.
ABBI Clinic specialises in providing expert day care for adults with Bulimia Nervosa.
Our comprehensive treatment process for Bulimia Nervosa begins with a thorough assessment and diagnosis. We then create individualised treatment plans tailored to each client’s unique needs.
“Thank you for really seeing things from my perspective.’’
Miss L, Client
If you or a loved one are struggling with an eating disorder or you’re worried that you might be, please get in touch with us today.
Are certain personality traits more common in individuals with eating disorders?
Individuals with eating disorders may exhibit traits such as perfectionism, low self-esteem, and a desire for control, but it varies among individuals.
Are eating disorders common?
Yes, eating disorders are relatively common, affecting individuals of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Over the past 30 years, the prevalence of eating disorders has increased and it is estimated that there are approximately 1.25 million people living with an eating disorder in the UK. Around 25% of those are male.
Can you completely recover from an eating disorder?
With appropriate treatment, support, and ongoing care, it is possible to heal from an eating disorder. Recovering from an eating disorder is an ongoing process.
Can you get an eating disorder without trying?
Eating disorders usually involve complex factors, and while some may develop unintentionally, many result from a combination of genetic, psychological, and environmental influences.
Do you cater for any special diets or intolerances?
Treatment programmes often accommodate special diets or intolerances, and nutritional counselling can address individual dietary needs.
Is there an eating disorder where you can’t stop eating?
Binge eating disorder is characterised by episodes of consuming large amounts of food with a feeling of loss of control.
What causes eating disorders?
Causes of eating disorders are multifactorial, including genetic predisposition (family history of eating disorder or other mental health condition), psychological factors (depression, anxiety, fear of being overweight, being a perfectionist), societal pressures (social media, having a job or hobby where size matters), and individual experiences (abuse, bullying, personal criticism about diet/eating, family tension).
What is the difference between anorexia nervosa and bulimia?
Anorexia nervosa involves restrictive eating and extreme thinness, while bulimia nervosa involves cycles of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviours like vomiting or excessive exercise.
What is the difference between disordered eating and eating disorders?
Disordered eating refers to unhealthy eating behaviours, while an eating disorder involves a persistent and severe disturbance in eating habits, often accompanied by emotional and physical issues.
Why do people get eating disorders?
People may develop eating disorders due to a combination of genetic, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental factors.
Why Longer Nights Can Increase Eating Disorder Challenges
What Is Binge Eating Disorder And Its Warning Signs?
What Is Diabulimia? How Eating Disorders Affect Other Medical Conditions
Signs Of Bulimia That Can Be Difficult To Spot
Learn about the various types of eating disorders and how ABBI Clinic can
Binge Eating Disorder