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What Is Bulimia Nervosa?

Bulimia nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a cycle of binge eating and compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting designed, restricting food intake later in the day or the following day, and/or engaging in exercise with the intention to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating. Bulimia can easily go unnoticed by others as the behaviors associated with it are often done in secret and may not have as obvious physical consequences as some other eating disorders. Weight is not always a good indicator of the severity of an eating disorder, especially since many people who struggle with bulimia are within a normalized weight range. Bulimia’s impact on health can be significant. However, bulimia recovery is possible with support through treatment.

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Bulimia Symptons and Warning Signs

Some common bulimia symptoms and warning signs include the following:

Overview of Bulimia Nervosa

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare’s AVP of Clinical Services, Kate Fisch, LCSW, discusses bulimia and how Shoreline approaches treatment.

Health Consequences of Bulimia Nervosa

Recurrent binge-and-purge cycles can lead to major bulimia health risks including damage to the digestive system as well as electrolyte and chemical imbalances in the body that affect the heart and other major organ functions. Some of the consequences of bulimia nervosa include:

Due to the severity of the consequences of bulimia, experts have found that prompt and intensive multidisciplinary treatment significantly improves the chances of recovery. Therefore, it’s vital to be aware of the warning signs and seek help at an eating disorder treatment center like Shoreline to address the psychological, dietary, and medical components of the disorder.

Bulimia Recovery At Shoreline

Our experienced and compassionate clinicians at our bulimia treatment center in Southern California work closely with each client to create an individualized bulimia nervosa treatment plan based on their needs. Each client plays a vital role in their bulimia treatment by setting realistic treatment goals that will address the underlying issues of their disorder. To ensure that our bulimia rehab center clients have the best chance at recovery, their individualized bulimia nervosa treatment includes various types of therapy.

Our Bulimia Treatment Programs

At our bulimia treatment center in Southern California, we offer several bulimia nervosa treatment programs based on where each client is at in their recovery. Our bulimia treatment options include: 


Sheena Gill, PsyD, CEDS

Sheena Gill is the Clinical Practice Director for Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and with more than 9 years of experience working with eating disorders, she has helped to develop Shoreline’s residential treatment program by utilizing both her clinical expertise and experience working in other treatment programs.
If you need bulimia treatment and bulimia therapy, we’re here to help. Contact our bulimia treatment center in Orange County, CA at (562) 434-6007 or fill out our contact form.
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