Bulimia videos are an excellent tool in further understanding bulimia nervosa. Videos on bulimia can be produced by treatment or education centers, news agencies or bulimics themselves and allow for diverse opinions and perspectives on the subject. Those made by bulimics, or of interviews with bulimics, have the added advantage of "bringing the illness to life" and letting others know they are not alone.
Bulimia Videos: Signs and Symptoms
Bulimia nervosa is characterized by the cycle of binge eating and purging. Bulimia symptoms are all the behaviors needed for the binge and purge cycle. This bulimia video discusses what constitutes a bulimia symptom and gives examples of some psychological and physiological symptoms.
Many with bulimia, at least initially, don't spot the signs and symptoms in themselves. This bulimia video, part of a series called College Health Guru, talks about specific signs that indicate you may have an eating disorder. (Wondering "Am I bulimic?" Take our bulimia test.)
Bulimia Videos: Causes
When it comes to the causes of bulimia, researchers say the illness often stems from social isolation and perceived body issue problems. Watch as Shannon Cutts explains how she went from an average young girl, to one being on a diet with her parent's support, to becoming anorexic, and finally bulimic. The signs of bulimia and how parents can spot them are also discussed.
Do parents cause eating disorders? In the past, parents have been a primary source of blame for a child's eating disorder. New research suggests that the cause of bulimia isn't that simple. Causes of eating disorders include biochemical, social, societal and family life. In this bulimia video, Laura Collins, author of Eating With Your Anorexic, interviews experts on the causes of eating disorders.
Bulimia is caused by many factors, one of which is the image of women and men in the media, sometimes referred to as the "size zero" factor. Newly-recovered, Melissa Wolfe, outlines her life and her experience of anorexia and bulimia, as well as the role that media played in developing and maintaining her eating disorders.
Bulimia Videos: Treatment
There are various treatments for bulimia nervosa and they vary depending on the severity of the eating disorder and the individual causes and effects.
There are a variety of inpatient and outpatient treatments for bulimia nervosa. Bulimics are often very apprehensive about meeting with eating disorder treatment professionals and will miss or cancel appointments because of this fear. Meeting with a bulimia treatment specialist might include:
- Assessment of the severity of the bulimia
- Specifying behaviors surrounding the bulimia
- Finding out more about how the person thinks about eating, food and other bulimia-related subjects
- Investigation of other health issues
- Screening for other mental health issues
Barbara Alderete, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, an eating disorder therapist, explains the intake process and the treatment program offered at Texas Health Springwood Hospital.
Bulimia Videos: Living with Bulimia
Bulimics often hide their behaviors for many years before they realize they have an illness and choose to get help. In this bulimia video, Liselle, 38, discusses her 11 year battle with bulimia nervosa, the effects bulimia has had on her health and her life, and what made her decide to get help. She also discusses how she now deals with bulimia in her art and through therapy.
While the vast majority of bulimics are women, bulimia and other eating disorders are being found in men more and more frequently. Steve, now 55, talks about how he became bulimic as a young man, his struggles of 20 years with bulimia, and his bulimia recovery, which he still considers to be an everyday battle.
Tracy, N. (2011, November 3). Bulimia Videos, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, January 24 from https://www.healthyplace.com/eating-disorders/bulimia-nervosa/bulimia-videos