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Bulimia Treatment at McCallum Place

At McCallum Place, we offer compassionate support and comprehensive treatment programs for people who are struggling with eating disorders like Bulimia Nervosa in St. Louis and Kansas City. Our specially trained healthcare professionals work together to make sure that each person who comes through our doors has the best treatment experience possible.  Like other eating disorders, Bulimia can take a serious toll on your physical and emotional wellbeing, so we use a combined approach of medical, psychiatric, and nutritional therapies to help each person find their inner strength and make a complete recovery.

Common Signs of Bulimia Include:

  • Intrusive self-critical thoughts, even disgust towards oneself especially about the body
  • Vomiting after eating to rid oneself of calories or shame related to eating
  • Using laxatives often and in ways that are not recommended in the package directions
  • Fainting and dizziness from dehydration
  • Exercising even though you are exhausted, injured or sick
  • Binge eating on a regular basis
  • Fearing fat

Bulimia Treatment Programs

Bulimia is a common eating disorder associated with anxiety around food, cravings that are uncontrollable, body image distortion and dissatisfaction. Outpatient treatment and medication can be effective for some, but frequent binges and purges can be dangerous and a higher level of care should be considered if outpatient care is not leading to symptom remission. Frequent binge eating and vomiting can contribute to medical complications such as gastritis, GI reflux (GERD), fainting, seizures or cause electrolyte abnormalities, which can damage organs, like the heart or kidneys.

When binge eating and vomiting habits have not stabilized in outpatient care, 10 hour PHP or Residential care can help the sufferer stop the behavior and stabilize their eating, so that change can occur. Our Therapists and Dietitians are experts in helping patients learn emotion regulation skills and eating strategies to help loved ones let go of the binge purge cycle.

Next Steps

If someone you know has Bulimia, you may notice the person frequently going to the bathroom right after eating, notice missing food or discover signs of vomiting. They may not want to interact as much socially and may frequently talk negatively about their body.

If you are concerned that you or someone you know may have Bulimia, McCallum Place provides completely free and confidential pre-admission assessments to help you decide what type of treatment may be a good fit.  To request an assessment, just fill out the form on this page.

McCallum’s nationally acclaimed treatment centers in St. Louis and Kansas City provide several different types of eating disorder treatment programs that we personally tailor to fit each person’s needs.  With our specially designed programs, we can treat anyone who comes to us for help, regardless of age or gender.

If you or someone you know may be struggling with an eating disorder like Bulimia, please contact McCallum Place for a free and confidential assessment.  We will help you follow a personalized path to recovery.

Learn More about Our Bulimia Treatment Programs:

McCallum Place offers Bulimia treatment programs in St. Louis and Kansas City. Explore the links below to learn more about our programs.

Marks of Quality Care
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
  • Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
  • RenewED, Eating Disorders Support
  • Washington University in St. Louis

During the hardest times of your life McCallum Place is very comforting and you feel like you’re at home and you’re truly cared for.

– A Former Resident