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Peaceful Mind And Healthy Body Are Interconnected!

Author : Brett Fuller

This eating disorder is predominantly overshadowed by excessive attention to weight and looks. A person with bulimia eats a lot of food in a short amount of time , called binging and then tries to prevent weight gain by getting rid of the food, called purging. The purging is done by two methods, one, self induced throwing up or second, taking laxatives. The person suffering from bulimia feels that he/ she cannot control the intake of food, hence should carry out getting rid of those calories. The bulimics are very much unhappy with the size and shape of their body; hence they are in constant effort to lose weight. This disease was first described by in the year 1979. The elaborated key features of this mental illness leading to eating disorder based on a research carried out on patients from 1972 to 1978. This illness was described as a variant of anorexia nervosa.

In which, he had observed the patients had common features like episodes of overeating followed by self induced vomiting or excessive exercising to get rid of calories taken in. Bulimia is kind of disorder which affects any class, creed or any person. It is not related to just any particular region or class. Mainly there are psychological or social reasons behind occurrences of these disorders. There is definite cure to this disorder. Bulimia treatment centers can offer an expert team of physicians, psychologists and therapists and they observe the patient and find the roots of his/ her disorder.

Once the root causes are found, then they can chalk out a plan to eliminate those reasons. If the causes are due to some physical or mental reasons then medicines such as antidepressants are prescribed. The dosage is administered under expert observation. Should there be any social reason causing the distress or disorder, and then the therapists pitch in and guide the patient about changing or reforming the behavioral patterns to overcome this dis-ease. Eating disorder center offer able help to recover from different types of faulty eating habits, which sometimes may become very fatal, that the patient may have to lose life. So it is always better to identify the problem in time and seek medical and psychological help for recovering from it. Some therapists recommend anti- depressant to their patients depending upon their severity of problem. They are also taught to deal with stressful situations successfully.

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