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Bulimia Nervosa Treatment at Home

Eating disorders can have an immense impact on our wellbeing. The psychological effects and obsessional aspects come to dominate our lives and leave us feeling like there is no way out. Dangerous eating habits can also threaten our physical health.

Bulimia Nervosa is a type of eating disorder, characterised by episodes of binge eating, followed by behaviours such as vomiting, taking large amounts of diuretics or laxatives, fasting or excessive exercising.

Approximately 1.25 million people in the UK are living with an eating disorder, with 19% of them having bulimia nervosa. Although most individuals struggling with an eating disorder are female, 25% are male.

Please contact Orchestrate Health today to learn more about our private bulimia nervosa treatment at home or via our live-in luxury properties in London.

Orchestrate Health is a private pay service and works outside of the NHS. We are committed to ensuring patients receive the highest standards of care available.

Causes and Risk Factors of Bulimia Nervosa

Although there is no single cause of bulimia nervosa, it is accepted that it is rooted in a strong dissatisfaction with one’s appearance, an obsession with weight loss and low self-esteem. However, researchers believe there is a combination of factors, including genetic, psychological, and sociocultural.


Although this is a relatively new perspective, findings from several research studies have proven that genetics play an important role in the onset of bulimia nervosa. In fact, women with a close relative who has bulimia is four times more likely to develop the illness.


Several psychological factors can contribute to the onset of bulimia nervosa. These include:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Negative personality traits such perfectionism and self-criticism
  • Thin-ideal internalisation (believing attractiveness can only be attained by an extremely thin body frame)


It is important to consider the sociocultural impact surrounding the development of bulimia nervosa. Western society values have been linked to the pursuit of the ‘ideal body’ as a measure of success. Messages promoting unrealistic standards, including one’s appearance can trigger eating disorders, such as bulimia. Additional influences include:

  • Dysfunctional family environment
  • Social media pressure
  • Bullying and teasing
  • Childhood abuse (physical, sexual, or psychological)
  • Involvement in specific activities, jobs or groups that emphasise the appearance of an ideal body

None of the above risk factors work in isolation, but typically interact with each other in the development of the disorder.

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Symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa

Symptoms of bulimia nervosa can vary between person to person, but the below behaviours are typical warning signs of the disorder:

  • Often trying new diets
  • Frequently weighing themselves
  • Irregular eating patterns
  • Large quantities of food quickly disappearing
  • Refusing to eat in public
  • Critical of their appearance
  • Excessively exercising
  • Withdrawal from social circles
  • Mood swings
  • Making frequent trips to the bathroom after eating
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Treatment for Bulimia Nervosa

We know that time is of the essence when addressing eating disorders. We offer rapid diagnosis with our expert psychiatrists within 24 hours of being contacted, so that we can formulate a bespoke treatment package.

Psychological Intervention 

Therapy for eating disorders can help you unpick negative thinking patterns around food and body image, along with teaching you how to cope with urges and cravings in a healthy way. Often, the root cause of eating disorders is in our past and can be related to trauma. Our highly trained therapists can help you gain an understanding of your condition and help you set realistic, achievable goals. 

Nutritional Intervention

Our highly trained dieticians can help develop a plan to reach your healthy eating goals and to sustain them in the long-term. They can help you work towards a healthy weight, help you practice meal planning, and help correct any physical issues that your condition may have caused. 


If it is found that your eating disorder is linked to an underlying mental health condition such as depression or anxiety, we may use medication that will add to your therapeutic experience. We can also prescribe medication for any physical health problems caused by your eating disorder.

Stepped Care: The Personalised Approach to Bulimia Nervosa Treatment at Home

Bulimia Nervosa intervention is about more than just food and our appearance – it is about getting to the root cause of the problem. At Orchestrate Health, we offer customised eating disorder care packages, delivered using the Stepped Care model. 

Stepped Care ensures that you only get the level of treatment you need at that precise moment. If you need high-level, live-in support we can accommodate that at our luxury properties in central London, or if you just need a therapist to check in with once per week, we’re happy to provide that too.

Our team includes:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Support Workers
Receive Bulimia Treatment at Home with Orchestrate Health Care in London.

Reach Out for Help Now

If you or a loved one are being held back by bulimia nervosa, Orchestrate Health’s team are here to help.  

We deliver rapid assessments carried out at home by one of our psychiatric professionals, followed by a uniquely tailored care plan that best suits your needs.

Contact us today for a free eating disorder assessment and start living the first days of your new life. 

Orchestrate Health is a private pay service and works outside of the NHS. We are committed to ensuring patients receive the highest standards of care available.

To get in touch about our bulimia nervosa treatment at home or at our live-in luxury properties in London, please call us on 0800 193 3277 or email us here.

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