Sheri L. Szuch, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Specializing in Eating Disorders, Mood and Body Image issues for 30 years!

Call: 734-741-8584
Text: 734-845-9113

Bulimia nervosa is more common than anorexia and is seen in about 2-3 % of the population. It is characterized by recurrent and frequent episodes of eating unusually large amounts of food (e.g., binge-eating), and feeling a lack of control over the eating. This binge-eating is followed by a type of behavior that compensates for the binge, such as purging (e.g., vomiting, excessive use of laxatives or diuretics), fasting and/or excessive exercise. Unlike anorexia, people with bulimia can fall within the normal range for their age and weight.  The binge eating and purging are hidden as they are associated with intense feelings of shame and embarrassment.

Signs and symptoms of Bulimia:

  • Pre-occupation with weight and shape
  • Feeling out of control around food
  • Frequent binge eating episodes followed by some form of purging
  • Distorted Body image
  • Weight fluctuations

Health Consequences of Bulimia:

  • Dehydration
  • Inflammation of the esophagus.
  • Sore throats
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Digestive problems / constipation
  • Erosion of teeth and gums
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety and depression

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Dr. Szuch provides services for eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, women's issues for the following communities: Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Dexter, Ypsilanti, Howell, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Chelsea, Saline, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Dearborn and Plymouth, 48103, 48104, 48105, 48108, 48109, 48114, 48150, 48843, 48430, 48439, 48331, 48118, 48115, 48374, 48176, 48120, 48170

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