Bulimia Nervosa

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Bulimia nervosa is a serious mental health disorder that requires comprehensive treatment. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition, the following symptoms are present in most diagnosed cases:
  • Recurrent episodes of binge eating, characterized by eating large amounts of food in a short period and a sense of loss of control overeating behaviors
  • Use of inappropriate, compensatory behaviors, such as self-induced vomiting, laxative, or diuretic abuse, fasting, and/or obsessive exercise
  • Binge eating and compensatory behaviors that occur at least once a week for three months
  • Self-evaluation is inappropriately influenced by the person’s weight and shape
  • The disturbance does not occur exclusively during episodes of anorexia nervosa

Signs and Symptoms of Bulimia

Health Consequences of Bulimia

As the condition worsens, the symptoms of bulimia nervosa can eventually become more severe. Complications that can arise from an extended battle with bulimia include the following:

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