Video: ❶ How To Recover From Bulimia
Any diseases that are associated with the digestive system require careful and thoughtful treatment. And if they are also accompanied by mental disorders, then a special approach is needed. Bulimia belongs to such diseases. Location: Location: A person suffering from this disorder constantly worries about the food they eat, or rather about its calorie content. He is consumed with a morbid fear of gaining weight and is overly addicted to dieting, weight loss talk, and so on. His view of himself is distorted and he does not notice that he has not only lost weight, but also brought himself to exhaustion through artificially induced vomiting, taking drugs for weight loss and laxatives.
It is possible to recover from this disease, but the result depends on how serious each individual case is. If treatment is started on time, the help of an experienced therapist may be sufficient. It will be more efficient and less costly. But if bulimia is protracted, in addition to psychotherapy, you cannot do without medication and individual diets. It is advisable to treat bulimia in a hospital in order to achieve the result quickly and fix it in order to avoid disruptions in the future.
An ideal treatment should look something like this:
1. Before proceeding to the main treatment, you need to go through at least 10 sessions of psychotherapy. This will help to identify the degree and depth of the problem, the cause of its occurrence, and, therefore, choose the treatment in the form that will be more effective. It is very important not to stop visiting the therapist even if the person feels better - this is a temporary phenomenon that will pass.
2. Therapy will be selected based on the results of psychoanalysis. It consists in the selection of a nutritionist, exercise and relaxation trainer. In some cases, psychiatrist assistance is provided in parallel and further. During this period (it can last from 2 months to a year), it is required to conduct family psychotherapy for relatives and friends of the person being treated for bulimia.
3. Change of mood. The person being treated must understand that the disease may return, so it is important to be attentive to your mood and situations that provoke a relapse, and, if necessary, seek help immediately to avoid relapse.