Bulimia
<ul><li>Alternate names include bulimia nervosa and binge-purge behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Bulimia is a disease where a pe...
Who suffers? <ul><li>9 times more women than men suffer from Bulimia </li></ul><ul><li>Most common in teenage girls and yo...
<ul><li>There is no specific known cause of Bulimia but a number of different factors seem to be involved and not one spec...
Symptoms <ul><li>Eating binges </li></ul><ul><li>Compulsive exercising </li></ul><ul><li>Going to the bathroom immediately...
Signs <ul><li>Dry mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Rashes </li></ul><ul><li>Pimples </li></ul><ul><li>Broken blood vessels in eyes ...
Treatment <ul><li>Support groups for minor cases </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive-behavioral therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritio...
Complications <ul><li>Cavities </li></ul><ul><li>Dehydration </li></ul><ul><li>Pancreatitis </li></ul><ul><li>Esophageal t...
Numbers don’t lie <ul><li>The media is among the top causes for bulimia because of the portrayal of the ideal size </li></...
<ul><li>Bulimia is most common among Caucasians </li></ul><ul><li>Also most common among people in groups involved with id...
<ul><li>I feel guilty when I eat too much and I feel that I have to throw it up and go to the gym to look like my friends ...
<ul><li>When I look in the mirror I see how fat and ugly I am, that makes me want to go to the gym and throw up </li></ul>
<ul><li>I hate going to school because everyone else is so skinny. I don’t eat lunch because I don’t want people to judge ...
<ul><li>I struggle greatly in school because my body is exhausted from not eating lunch, going to the gym, and throwing up...
<ul><li>I go to the bathroom frequently to do my make up and my hair so I look pretty. I always look in the mirror and see...
<ul><li>I finally told my doctor about my Bulimia and he confirmed that I suffer from it. He told me that I need to think ...
<ul><li>Summer is getting close and this makes me even more self conscious because all my friends will be beach ready so I...
<ul><li>All of this extra stress is overwhelming. I cant concentrate in school because I am so tired all the time and I am...
<ul><li>My life is miserable. Bulimia has ruined any joy that I ever had or hope to regain. It is pointless to even keep l...
<ul><li>I would never wish this upon my worst enemy. It caused me to lose all my friends, rely on substances and hate myse...
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Psych bulimia

  1. 1. Bulimia
  2. 2. <ul><li>Alternate names include bulimia nervosa and binge-purge behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Bulimia is a disease where a person binges on food and then uses vomiting or laxative abuse to prevent weight gain </li></ul>What is Bulimia?
  3. 3. Who suffers? <ul><li>9 times more women than men suffer from Bulimia </li></ul><ul><li>Most common in teenage girls and young women </li></ul><ul><li>Sufferers are usually aware of the disorder but feel guilt or fear </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>There is no specific known cause of Bulimia but a number of different factors seem to be involved and not one specific factor despite heritability anywhere from 54 to 83% </li></ul><ul><li>Bulimia is a chronic illness that is very hard to recover from even with treatment and rehabilitation </li></ul>Causes?
  5. 5. Symptoms <ul><li>Eating binges </li></ul><ul><li>Compulsive exercising </li></ul><ul><li>Going to the bathroom immediately following meals </li></ul><ul><li>Use of laxatives, diet pills, emetics, or diuretics </li></ul>
  6. 6. Signs <ul><li>Dry mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Rashes </li></ul><ul><li>Pimples </li></ul><ul><li>Broken blood vessels in eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Cuts and calluses on fingers from forcing self to vomit </li></ul><ul><li>Cavities and enamel erosion from acid in vomit </li></ul>
  7. 7. Treatment <ul><li>Support groups for minor cases </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive-behavioral therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritional therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Antidepressants </li></ul><ul><li>Serotonin-reuptake inhibitors </li></ul><ul><li>Number of different treatments likely until patient finds one that works </li></ul><ul><li>Relapse is very common </li></ul>
  8. 8. Complications <ul><li>Cavities </li></ul><ul><li>Dehydration </li></ul><ul><li>Pancreatitis </li></ul><ul><li>Esophageal tears </li></ul><ul><li>Hemorrhoids </li></ul><ul><li>Constipation </li></ul><ul><li>Throat inflammation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Numbers don’t lie <ul><li>The media is among the top causes for bulimia because of the portrayal of the ideal size </li></ul><ul><li>A study of high school girls in Fiji showed that the rate of self-purging rose from 0% to 11.3% a few weeks after the province began the use of television </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Bulimia is most common among Caucasians </li></ul><ul><li>Also most common among people in groups involved with ideas of a slim appearance such as gymnastics, dance, figure skating, modeling, acting, running, cheerleading and rowing </li></ul><ul><li>Studies in 11 countries of 44,798 people, over 16 years showed that on average 0.42% of males suffer from bulimia and 2.73% of females suffer </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>I feel guilty when I eat too much and I feel that I have to throw it up and go to the gym to look like my friends and all the beautiful people in the media </li></ul>My bulimia
  12. 12. <ul><li>When I look in the mirror I see how fat and ugly I am, that makes me want to go to the gym and throw up </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>I hate going to school because everyone else is so skinny. I don’t eat lunch because I don’t want people to judge me on how much I eat </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>I struggle greatly in school because my body is exhausted from not eating lunch, going to the gym, and throwing up every morning </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>I go to the bathroom frequently to do my make up and my hair so I look pretty. I always look in the mirror and see that big fat girl staring back at me. I hate myself </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>I finally told my doctor about my Bulimia and he confirmed that I suffer from it. He told me that I need to think positive thoughts about myself and not worry about my size because I am at a healthy weight. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Summer is getting close and this makes me even more self conscious because all my friends will be beach ready so I have to work extra hard to lose extra weight before summer starts. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>All of this extra stress is overwhelming. I cant concentrate in school because I am so tired all the time and I am now smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. I didn’t go to my high school dance because everyone would stare at me the whole time and it wouldn’t be any fun. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>My life is miserable. Bulimia has ruined any joy that I ever had or hope to regain. It is pointless to even keep living when I will never live a normal life or have normal friends ever again. My life is over because of this disease. I cant get better </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>I would never wish this upon my worst enemy. It caused me to lose all my friends, rely on substances and hate myself. I live in a prison inside my body. </li></ul>
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