If you’re looking for Bulimia treatment in Melbourne, consider entrusting your recovery process to Peaceful Mind Psychology. We’re centrally located in the Armadale area near the central business district. Our services are confidential and designed to nurture an overall sense of health and wellbeing. Therapy can help you reclaim your thought process and help you find peace in your life.
How is Bulimia Different from other Eating Disorders?
Eating disorders overlap in their symptoms and factors that contribute to their maintenance. It is not unusual to develop one eating disorder (e.g. Anorexia), which later develops into a different type of eating disorder (e.g. Bulimia). While the different disorders vary, they share some symptoms, such as:
- Avoiding eating in social situations
- Obsessive thoughts over food and body image
- Feelings of guilt and shame
- Eating too much or too little
Bulimia is characterised by reoccurring episodes of binging followed almost directly by an attempt to compensate for over-eating (that is, purging), including induced vomiting, laxative-use, exercise or strict dieting. If you binge eat regularly without engaging in any form of compensation, then you may be experiencing Binge Eating Disorder. If you are underweight it is more likely you are experiencing Anorexia, even if you binge and purge.
Purging is Not Limited to Induced Vomiting
One of the most harmful aspects of Bulimia is that it can very easily go unrecognised. Many people think of purging solely as induced vomiting, but there are many ways people attempt to purge after overeating.
Using laxatives, engaging in extreme and physically harmful exercise sessions and using diuretics, are only a few examples of how people with this disorder attempt to purge. If you find that you are overwhelmingly concerned with burning off calories from the food you eat, it’s possible you are struggling with Bulimia.
Getting Help is a Way to Get Better
There is absolutely no shame in what you’re going through. You are not alone – our psychologists understand eating disorders and mainly treat people with eating disorders. We are well trained in eating disorder treatment, as well as treatment of other mental health issues that can coincide, such as addictive behaviours, anxiety and depression.
We have a warm and kind approach at Peaceful Mind Psychology. You matter to us. We treat you as an individual by tailoring our approach to your needs and goals. We are professional psychologists who are experienced with proven methods of treatment.
You are important. With help, you can reach a place where your thoughts no longer sabotage your life. Reach out to our friendly practice if you are struggling with bulimia. Help in the Melbourne area is as close as a phone call, and we’re here to ensure you get the help you need.
It can be difficult to Find a Psychologist that is right for you. However, our Melbourne Psychology Clinic makes it easy for you: We personally match you with with one of our lovely and professional Melbourne Psychologists based on your needs and personality. We also offer psychologists who are professionally trained in Clinical Psychology and Child and Adolescents.