Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder which is regarded as periods of binging, or excessive overeating. People with bulimia have a fear of gaining weight but does not mean that some people with bulimia are underweight.

Some symptoms of bulimia may be:

  • Eating very large amounts of food sometimes in an out of control way e.g. known as binge eating.
  • Making yourself vomit, using laxatives, doing an extreme amount of exercise after the bing in order to avoid putting weight on e.g. called purging.
  • Being critical about your body and about weight.
  • Feelings of anxiety, and feeling tense.

Some of these symptoms may not be easy to identify in someone as some people can be very secretive. As with most eating disorders, these can often develop because there may be an underlying issue with the person. Understanding this and receiving help to change these unhelpful thoughts and feelings will be key to overcoming and recovering from this eating disorder.

Who can help you?

Counselling services in the North Coast Causeway area of Northern Ireland, we can offer you an initial telephone consultation for 15/20 minutes free of charge for you to discuss the reason you are seeking counselling.