Bulimia Treatment

“Untangling the combination of what’s broken and why is a major task we must undertake if we are to see the different injured parts healed…Awareness is not all we need. We require an environment of safe relationshps in order to come out from hiding, no matter how much insight and information we have about our Spiritual and emotinal makeup.”–Hiding From Love, by Dr. John Townsend

There are a variety of available bulimia treatment approaches. Outpatient care may consist of any combination of these treatments:

Most individuals initially seek outpatient treatment involving psychological as well as medical intervention. Unfortunately, access to bulimia treatment may be restricted by financial means and/or insurance limitations. Because of increasing insurance restrictions, many patients find that a short hospitalization followed by a day treatment program (either partial hospitalization, or intensive outpatient program) is an effective alternative to longer inpatient programs.

Bulimia treatment is similar to other eating disorders in that it is progressive. Bulimia treatment is more effective and may “work” sooner if the condition is treated as early as possible. Individuals who experience the hardest struggle in making a full recovery are those who suffer from addictions to substances.

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