Yes, bullima can be cured. The treatment plan for bulimia usually involves a combination of nutritional therapy, psychotherapy, and medication.
Nutritional therapy involves counseling by a registered dietitian to help the patient adopt healthy eating habits.
Psychotherapy is counseling to help the patient overcome harmful behaviors and thoughts. The therapist may advise the patient on how to detect and control triggers to purge and manage the stressors that induce the condition. The therapist may employ techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which aims to help the patient adopt healthy thought patterns.
Medication in the form of Flouxetine (Prozac) is often used to treat bulimia. It helps reduce the urge to purge by inducing relaxation during meals. Some counselors prescribe antidepressants to help patients manage anxiety or depression. Due to the risk bulimia poses to the body, the therapist may advise the patient to see a physician.