Are You Wondering Whether You Have Bulimia?
Bulimia is a serious health condition that can create long-term health consequences for those who suffer with this illness.
Take Our Bulimia Quiz Now
Do the following feelings or behaviors describe you or a loved one? This short bulimia quiz can help you determine if the symptoms you are noticing are symptoms of bulimia and if they are something to be concerned about:
- Do you find yourself eating amounts of food that are larger than what most people would consume?
- Do you use behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, laxatives/diuretics, fasting or excessive exercise to compensate for eating what you feel is "too much"?
- Do you experience a sense of a lack of control over your eating?
- Do you find that your self-esteem is influenced by your body shape and weight?
If you said “yes” to any of the questions above, then you may benefit from professional help for an eating disorder.
Bulimia is a serious eating disorder but, with specialized treatment, a long-lasting recovery is possible.
You Can Overcome Bulimia
Learn More About Bulimia Nervosa
Although research about bulimia is ongoing, there is a lot you can learn about this eating disorder to understand how to get help or help a loved one. Learn more about bulimia, including the causes, symptoms and available treatment options.
As with other eating disorders, bulimia has no singular cause. However, the evolving scientific literature suggests that this pattern of disordered eating develops from a complex interplay between genetic, psychological and sociocultural factors.
There are many health risks associated with bulimia. Learn about the short-term and long-term risks to understand the effects of this disorder.
Bulimia treatment is unique to each patient’s needs. Medical stabilization, psychiatric stabilization, nutritional rehabilitation and weight restoration (when appropriate) are considered when determining a patient’s treatment plan.
There are many misconceptions about bulimia, including the fact that it is simply vomiting after meals.
If you or a loved one struggle with some of the symptoms described here, it may be worth speaking with a clinician and considering treatment options.