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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 factor includes:

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.


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