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Bulimia is characterised by episodes of binge-eating followed by compensatory methods of either vomiting, fasting, enemas, excessive use of laxatives and diuretics, and/or compulsive exercising.
Eating disorders have become epidemic in our society, yet it can be very difficult to find the right treatment to get well. While each person with an eating disorder is very different, the symptoms are remarkably consistent and require a directed behavioural treatment plan. The Department of Health estimates that up to 200,000 people in Ireland may be affected by eating disorders, with an estimated 400 new cases emerge each year, representing 80 deaths annually.
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According to a 2007 study of Irish children and adolescents, 1.2% of Irish girls may be at risk of developing anorexia nervosa, with 2% at risk of developing bulimia nervosa. Based on the KIDSCREEN study of children in thirteen countries, Irish children aged 12-18 ranked twelfth out of the thirteen countries in terms of self-perception score.
71.4% of Irish adolescents feel adversely affected by media portrayal of body weight and shape, with more than a quarter (25.6%) believing it to be far too thin. The number of young people under the age of 14 who develop anorexia is on the increase. Nine times more females than males suffer from eating disorders. For help with Anorexia and other eating disorders call Michael now on 086 064 1208