Bulimia Nervosa

Understanding Bulimia Nervosa: Core Recovery’s Specialized Support

At Core Recovery, we understand the complexities of bulimia nervosa and are committed to providing specialized care through our Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization (PHP) services. With extensive experience in supporting individuals affected by bulimia, we offer comprehensive treatment to empower individuals on their journey to recovery.

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What is Bulimia Nervosa?

Bulimia Nervosa is a serious eating disorder characterized by recurrent, oftentimes secretive, episodes of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors to prevent weight gain. These behaviors commonly include self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, fasting, or excessive exercise. 


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Understanding the Symptoms

Symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa can include:

  • Recurrent episodes of binge eating, characterized by consuming large amounts of food in a discrete period while feeling a loss of control.
  • Compensatory behaviors to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives or diuretics, fasting, or excessive exercise.
  • Feelings of shame, guilt, or distress after binge eating episodes.
  • Preoccupation with body shape and weight.
  • Dental issues, swollen salivary glands, gastrointestinal problems, electrolyte imbalances, and other physical complications.

Our Approach to Bulimia Care

At Core Recovery, we have extensive experience in providing specialized care for individuals struggling with Bulimia Nervosa. Our programs focus on evidence-based treatments tailored to each individual’s unique needs.

Comprehensive Treatment Plans

We believe in a personalized and holistic approach to treatment. Our expert team collaborates to develop individualized treatment plans that may include:

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Therapy and Counseling

We offer various evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Interpersonal Therapy, to address underlying emotional issues, promote behavior change, and support recovery.

Nutritional Counseling

Our registered dietitians work closely with individuals to develop healthy eating habits, address disordered eating patterns, and restore a balanced relationship with food.

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Supported Meals

Our professionals oversee guided meals in a therapeutic setting, which focus on normalizing relationships with food and eating, as well as confronting and managing the anxieties, fears, and challenges that may be associated with eating, food, and body image. 

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Medical and Psychiatric Support

Our medical professionals closely monitor physical health and provide necessary medical care. Psychiatric support may include medication management when appropriate.

Experienced and Compassionate Team

Our team consists of licensed therapists, psychiatrists, nurses, and support staff with extensive experience in trauma-informed care. They are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective treatment while respecting each individual’s unique journey to healing.

At Core Recovery, we believe in empowering individuals to reclaim their lives from the impact of trauma. Through our specialized IOP and PHP programs, we are committed to supporting our clients on their journey toward healing, resilience, and renewed hope.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one are struggling with the effects of bulimia nervosa, we’re here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our bulimia nervosa-focused programs and take the first step toward a brighter, healthier future.


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