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By Carole Kayrooz

This article provides an method of operating with ladies who've bulimia nervosa that is in line with learn displaying that bulimia nervosa comprises interpersonal, social and societal elements in addition to the cognitive, developmental and behavioural points which have been the focal point of a lot expert intervention up to now. the writer exhibits how humans trying to comprehend and emotionally help girls with this complicated challenge must be capable of paintings with these types of dimensions. the sensible program of this multi-dimensional, systems-based realizing to remedy perform is established via 3 in-depth case reviews.

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Because it becomes your best friend. 9). Women caught up in the cycle of gorging and purging often become quite ingenious at finding places and times when they can be alone. One woman living in a university residence ate a normal meal with room-mates in the communal dining hall, later collecting chocolate bars from a dispensing machine to take to the safety of her room. Occasionally, she went out looking for treats in the nearby city centre. Another teenage girl conducted midnight raids on the family kitchen, eating packets of frozen peas, raw pasta and scooping the chicken fat from the left-over evening meal.

It is interesting that the type of TV programme is a factor in producing shame. Soaps, movies, music and video segments positively have a drive for thinness in young women whereas sporting programmes negatively have this drive (Tiggeman and Pickering 1996). There are other intrinsic personality characteristics that predispose women to bulimia nervosa. Women with this problem often have dis­ tinctive personality traits that can act as filters influencing their perception of their environment and their personal health.

There are many documented cases showing that eating disorders are much less common among non-white Caucasians and less industrialised peoples (for example, Bhadrinath 1990; Nasser 1988; Nevo 1985). In less industrialised societies, eating disorders generally tend to occur among the daughters of urban entrepreneurs and the professional elite who have been exposed to western mores (Littlewood 1995). Among nonEuropean minorities newly arrived in the West, there are generally fewer negative connotations of female obesity, less preoccupation with personal weight loss and a lower prevalence of bulimia nervosa (Davis and Yager 1992).

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