Introduction: Bulimia nervosa


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Bulimia nervosa: Eating disorder with binging (overeating) and purging (vomiting).

Bulimia nervosa: Bulimia nervosa, often simply called bulimia, is an eating disorder. People with bulimia consume large amounts of food and then rid their bodies of the excess calories by purging (self-induce vomiting, misuse of laxatives or diuretics) or by non-purging (excessive exercise, fasting) behaviors. Some bulimics use a combination of purging and non-purging behaviors. The cycle of overeating and purging can quickly become an addictive behavior. Often, the individual will feel a loss of control during over eating and the purging/nonpurging behavior becomes a way of regaining control. 1

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1. excerpt from Bulimia Nervosa: NWHIC

Last revision: July 1, 2003

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