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Bulimia. By: Ashlin L., Divya R., and Stephen P. What is bulimia?. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder where the victim constantly overeats, followed by purging. History. Gerald F.M. Russell discovered it in 1979 after discovering 30 patients with a similar unknown eating disorder.

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Bulimia

Bulimia

By: Ashlin L., Divya R., and Stephen P.


What is bulimia

What is bulimia?

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder where the victim constantly overeats, followed by purging.


History

History

Gerald F.M. Russell discovered it in 1979 after discovering 30 patients with a similar unknown eating disorder.


Examples

Examples

  • their self esteem revolves around the fact on whether or not they are:

  • thin.

  • diets when not vomiting.

  • impulsive decisions (shoplifting, alcohol, etc.).

  • hates specific parts of their body.

  • excessive use of mints and mouthwash.

  • may abuse drugs


When you should see a doctor environmental factors

When you should see a doctor/environmental factors

when binging then purging becomes a regular habit, when they have severe stomach pains, vomit up blood.

Some factors are the media, makeover shows and models specifically.


Treatment

Treatment

  • Treatment for bulimia involves psychological counseling, and some medicines such as anti-depressant.

  • Their diet should include eggs, milk, soybeans, dried fruits and nuts, figs, etc.

  • Sometimes too much exercise can cause bulimia.

  • medication might be helpful like antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications if a person with bulimia is also depressed.


Management

Management

  • Family could all get therapy or have better communication.

  • A way to manage it short term is for your family to support you and by taking medication.

  • A way to manage bulimia long term is by therapy, and to get the nutrients your body needs.


Impact on you and your family

Impact on you and your family

  • The impact on you is great because it may cause you depression and it will hurt your body and put stress on your family.

  • The impact on the family is great because they will have a mixed of feelings like anger toward themselves for not noticing it or fear of what is going to happen to you.

    Statistics

  • Bulimia affects approximately 1 percent to 3 percent of adolescents in the United States, and is more common in women the in men.


3 wows

3 wows!

10% of bulimic people are men.

25% of college women use bingeing for weight management.

only 6% of people

with bulimia get

mental health care.


Resources

Resources

  • http://www.eatingdisordersonline.com/blogs/bulimia-nervosa-blogs/bulimia-statistics

  • ANRED: The Better Known Eating Disorders." ANRED - Anxorexia & EatingDisorders Information and Resources. ANRED. Web. 30 Jan. 2012.<http://www.anred.com/defswk.html>. "ANRED: Eating Disorders Warning Signs." ANRED - Anxorexia & EatingDisorders Information and Resources. AN. Web. 30 Jan. 2012.<http://www.anred.com/warn.html>. "ANRED: Who Gets Eating Disorders." ANRED - Anxorexia & EatingDisorders Information and Resources. ANRED. Web. 30 Jan. 2012.<http://www.anred.com/who.html>. "Online Student Edition." Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. The McGraw HillCompanies. Web. 30 Jan. 2012.<http://www.glencoe.com/ose/showbook.php>.

  • "Bulimia: Role of Diet." Breaking News, Politics, Political Commentary – Newsmax.com. Web. 31 Jan. 2012. <http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/Bulimia-diet-recovery-plan/2010/11/16/id/370570>.

  • "Bulimia Nervosa-Treatment Overview." WebMD - Better Information. Better Health. Web. 31 Jan. 2012. <http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/bulimia-nervosa/bulimia-nervosa-treatment-overview>.

  • Ekern, Jacquelyn. "Anorexia and Bulimia - How Family & Friends Can Help." Eating Disorder Hope, One Stop Resource for Eating Disorder Treatment. Web. 31 Jan. 2012. <http://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/article_anorexia-bulimia-family.html>.

  • "The Impact of an Eating Disorder on the Family - HealthyPlace." HealthyPlace.com - Trusted Mental Health Information and Support - HealthyPlace. Web. 31 Jan. 2012. <http://www.healthyplace.com/eating-disorders/main/the-impact-of-an-eating-disorder-on-the-family/menu-id-58/>.

  • "Bulimia Statistics." Bulimia Home Page. Web. 31 Jan. 2012. <http://bulimia.emedtv.com/bulimia/bulimia-statistics.html>.


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