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Bulimia often coexists with depression

Teenage bulimics are also frequently afflicted with dysthymia which is a low level, chronic depression. This type of depression may actually predispose people to bulimia. Dysthymia may last decades if untreated. Very low self-esteem is one of the characteristics of dysthymia. In order for success, both conditions need to be treated. Adult bulimics are more likely to have major depression associated with their condition.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Eurekalert

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About: Bulimia often coexists with depression

Date: 7 December 2004

Source: Eurekalert

Author: Ryan Garcia

URL: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-12/tau-bta120704.php

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