Bulimia Nervosa Treatment
Bulimia Nervosa Treatment

Bulimia Nervosa Treatment

Bulimia nervosa is repeated binging and purging.

Bulimia shows up in the brain like an addiction, so LORETA involves normalizing the areas in the brain that are abnormal in addictions. If you have other disorders, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, or obsessive compulsive disorder, treating those as well is vital to your recovery.



Like an addiction, bulimia is in the subconscious part of your brain. That’s why you can’t just talk yourself out of it, any more than you can stop yourself from sneezing.


While bulimia can respond very quickly to LORETA neurofeedback, recovery is usually a gradual process over 10 sessions — longer with conditions like PTSD or OCD that require their own treatment. LORETA treatment reduces binging and purging, increases self-esteem, and decreases body-image concerns.
Essential to recovery is leaving toxic situations like abusive jobs and relationships. While I do offer some support and guidance, I require you to continue working with your counsellor, psychologist, or psychiatrist.
Given that bulimia is a kind of passion, I encourage you to form new and positive passions like a hobby, spiritual practice, new friendships, or a more suitable job.


Anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and other concurrent disorders must also be treated as part of your bulimia recovery.


Please read the section on “how to prepare for your session”. Your hair must be clean and dry. You must remove everything you can from your head and neck and preferably clothes and other parts of your body.


Dr. Birmingham provides Bulimia Nervosa Treatment at his Vancouver, BC clinic

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C. Laird Birmingham MD
Specialist in Internal Medicine
Epidemiologist & Biostatistician
Professor of Psychiatry UBC
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