Thursday, November 10, 2005

Sexual Abuse and Bulimia

Sexual Abuse and Bulimia

Research has shown that women who have been sexually assaulted when they were children are twice as likely to suffer from an eating-disorder like bulimia.

Women who have been sexually abused often blame themselves and feel bad about letting the abuse happen. They will then take comfort from binge eating and afterwards feel disgusted with themselves and so purge the food from their system to try and feel better.

But it only makes them feel better for a very short period of time and then they go back to feeling unworthy because of their binging and purging behavior and so get caught-up in this vicious circle.

Our job is to help women break this cycle which is why we developed the Bulimia Success program. Click on this link for more info

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