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Bulimia Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • If you have bulimia, you should see a mental health provider to help you understand what’s causing it and give you strategies to help manage your be.
  • Bulimia treatment often uses a combination of therapies that may include psychotherapy, medical care, medication, nutritional and dietary counseling, and family support.

Symptom relief

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  • It’s really important to practice strategies that you’ve learned in therapy to help prevent binging and purging.
  • A balanced diet and mindful eating can help make sure you get enough nutrients while you try to change unhealthy eating behaviors.
  • Support groups—both online and in-person—can help you feel less alone, and offer support and strategies.

Emergency Care

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Go to the ER if you have any of these symptoms:

  • You have symptoms of dehydration (dark urine, dry mouth and skin)
  • You are vomiting blood or have blood in your stool or urine
  • You have severe abdominal pain or severe bloating.
  • If you are having serious thoughts of suicide, call 911 or 988 (the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline).

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