Bulimia Treatment

Individualized plans to meet each patient’s specific bulimia treatment needs. For a free clinical assessment, click here.

Symptoms of Bulimia

Bulimia is an eating disorder where people go through cycles of bingeing and then compensating through self-induced vomiting, abusing laxatives, exercising to the extreme, etc. It is very serious, and can often become life threatening. The earlier patients get treatment for bulimia, the better their chances are for recovery.

People with bulimia may be within a normal weight range, so it can be hard to know if the person is struggling. Bulimia symptoms can include:

  • Frequent episodes of eating large amounts of food, followed by behaviors to prevent weight gain
  • A feeling of being out of control during the binge-eating episodes
  • Self-esteem is unduly influenced by body shape and weight

Treatment for Bulimia

Partial Hospitalization is the highest level of care we offer for bulimia patients. They learn the recovery skills they need, like recognizing their triggers and developing more effective coping tools. Our experienced treatment team includes board-certified psychiatrists, physicians, primary clinicians, family therapists and registered dietitians. They develop individualized plans to meet each patient’s specific bulimia treatment needs.

Patients needing EDCare’s Partial Hospitalization Program for bulimia participate in therapy and therapeutic activities, ten hours a day, seven days a week, with shortened schedules on weekends. Local patients return home each day after the program. Patients from out of town may live at our Connections House, or we assist with finding other affordable local housing options.

The holistic approach of the Partial Hospitalization Program includes medical evaluations and individual, family, and group therapy. Evidenced based treatment for bulimia includes cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and interpersonal therapy (IPT). EDCare also offers dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) groups. Our multifaceted approach to treating bulimia includes art, music and movement therapies. To foster healthier eating habits, our nutrition groups include cooking classes as well as eating out. We also treat associated psychiatric conditions. Medication is recommended when indicated.

Bulimia patients completing the Partial Hospitalization Program receive transitional care through our Intensive Outpatient Program (with an Evening Program option).

Bulimia can devastate a patient’s physical and mental health, and ruin relationships with the people they love. bingeing and purging can damage the whole digestive system, and patients can develop electrolyte and chemical imbalances that affect the organs, particularly the heart. When severe, they can suffer heart failure. Patients run the risk of rupturing their esophagus, and the acid from their stomach can cause horrible staining and decay on teeth, and unhealthy, receding gums. Often dentists are the first ones to see evidence of this problem.

People suffering with bulimia usually feel guilty and ashamed, and they want to stop the binge and purge cycle – but they don’t know how. EDCare offers an effective, evidence-based treatment approach that has helped many patients find long-term success with recovery from bulimia. We help patients improve their well-being and reclaim their life. Our unique treatment method focuses on regaining health through Connection, Acceptance, Mindfulness, a Sense of Self, and Action - the foundations of true empowerment.

Bulimia Recovery

Recovery from bulimia takes time and effort. Bulimia patients receive ongoing support from EDCare and stay connected to their treatment team through our comprehensive Outpatient Treatment Program. We are here to support their long-term successful recovery.

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Symptoms of Bulimia

Bulimia is an eating disorder where people go through cycles of bingeing and then compensating through self-induced vomiting, abusing laxatives, exercising to the extreme, etc. It is very serious, and can often become life threatening. The earlier patients get treatment for bulimia, the better their chances are for recovery.

People with bulimia may be within a normal weight range, so it can be hard to know if the person is struggling. Bulimia symptoms can include:

  • Frequent episodes of eating large amounts of food, followed by behaviors to prevent weight gain
  • A feeling of being out of control during the binge-eating episodes
  • Self-esteem is unduly influenced by body shape and weight

 

Treatment for Bulimia

Partial Hospitalization is the highest level of care we offer for bulimia patients. They learn the recovery skills they need, like recognizing their triggers and developing more effective coping tools. Our experienced treatment team includes board-certified psychiatrists, physicians, primary clinicians, family therapists and registered dietitians. They develop individualized plans to meet each patient’s specific bulimia treatment needs.

Patients needing EDCare’s Partial Hospitalization Program for bulimia participate in therapy and therapeutic activities, ten hours a day, seven days a week, with shortened schedules on weekends. Local patients return home each day after the program. Patients from out of town may live at our Connections House, or we assist with finding other affordable local housing options.

The holistic approach of the Partial Hospitalization Program includes medical evaluations and individual, family, and group therapy. Evidenced based treatment for bulimia includes cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and interpersonal therapy (IPT). EDCare also offers dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) groups. Our multifaceted approach to treating bulimia includes art, music and movement therapies. To foster healthier eating habits, our nutrition groups include cooking classes as well as eating out. We also treat associated psychiatric conditions. Medication is recommended when indicated.

Bulimia patients completing the Partial Hospitalization Program receive transitional care through our Intensive Outpatient Program (with an Evening Program option).

Bulimia Treatment

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