Associated Conditions for Bulimia nervosa
Excerpts on associated medical conditions for Bulimia nervosa:
Some individuals with bulimia struggle with addictions including abuse
of drugs and alcohol, and compulsive stealing. Like individuals with
anorexia, many people with bulimia suffer from clinical depression,
anxiety, OCD, and other psychiatric illnesses. These problems, combined
with their impulsive tendencies, place them at higher risk for suicidal
behavior. (Source: excerpt from Eating Disorders: NWHIC
List of associated medical conditions for Bulimia nervosa:
The list of conditions mentioned by various sources
as associated with Bulimia nervosa includes:
Bulimia nervosa as a risk factor:
Another type of associated condition is one for which Bulimia nervosa
is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Bulimia nervosa is listed as a risk
About associated conditions for Bulimia nervosa:
Associated conditions are those which appear
statistically related, but do not have
a clear cause or effect relationship.
Whereas the complications
are caused by Bulimia nervosa,
and underlying causes
may be causes of Bulimia nervosa,
the following list shows associated conditions
that simply appear with higher frequency in people
who have Bulimia nervosa.
In some cases, there may be overlap
between this list and risk factors
for Bulimia nervosa.
People with Bulimia nervosa may be more likely to
get a condition on the list of associated conditions,
or the reverse may be true, or both.
Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply
coincidentally related to Bulimia nervosa
is not always clear.
For general information,
see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.