Bulimia Nervosa is one of the most misunderstood mental disorders. It involves a vicious cycle of binging on large amounts of unhealthy food followed by dangerous attempts to compensate for the binge such as purging (self-induced vomiting), abusing laxatives or diuretics, and exercising excessively.
Most people have had the experience of turning to food for comfort when they are stressed or lonely. We often eat in a rushed or hurried manner due to time constraints and a busy schedule. To compensate we often engage in attempts to lose the weight we’ve gained from overeating. But how do you know if your behavior constitutes a serious eating disorder? The person suffering from Bulimia is in a constant battle between being able to control the desire to keep eating and the desperation associated with the need to rid themselves of excess calories. The guilt and shame that follow each cycle eating and purging causes severe depression, anxiety and self loathing.
Adolescent Growth is Here to Help
Help, hope, empathy and understanding are waiting for you at Adolescent Growth. Perhaps the entire time you have been reading this you have begun to realize that you are in need of help. Maybe you are beginning to see that your relationship with food is not typical.
We have good news for you: change is possible. If you are ready, we are here to help. We provide quality care at an affordable rate. We have in-network contracts with most major insurance companies (MHN, Health Net, Aetna, Cigna, Magellan, Coventry, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Value Options and more). If you are ready to move forward and begin your healing journey, please complete the Eating Disorder Pre-Admission Questionnaire and Benefits Verification Form. An admissions specialist will call you within twenty four hours. We will check your benefits coverage and the clinical director will review your pre-admission information.
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