Orange County Eating Disorder Therapy
Bulemia Nervosa

Do you binge eat and then use compensatory methods to prevent weight gain? Is your self-evaluation influenced by your body shape and weight? A binge is defined as eating in a discrete period of time an amount of food that is larger than most would eat under similar circumstances. Although the type of food consumed during binges varies, it commonly includes sweets and high calorie foods such as ice cream or cake. Are you ashamed of your eating problems and attempt to conceal the symptoms? Binge eating typically occurs in secrecy, or as inconspicuously as possible. Binge eating is usually triggered by negative mood states, such as depression, anxiety, and irritability. Binge eating is also triggered by interpersonal stressors, intense hunger following dieting, or feelings related to body weight, shape, and food. While binge eating may temporarily make you feel good, it is not an effective way to reduce the disparaging self-criticism, depression, anxiety, or irritability.

Binge eating is also accompanied by a sense of lack of control. Do you self-induce vomiting, misuse laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications, fast, or exercise to compensate for your binge eating? Take action now and call Dr. Nikolaidis' Newport Beach, Orange County Fashion Island office or Click (949)791-7127 From Your Smartphone to Call Instantly and Receive a Free Phone Consultation, open 7 days a week. Call 24-7 to schedule an appointment. You can also send a text message 24-7 to (949)791-7127.

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