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What is Bulimia nervosa?

What is Bulimia nervosa?

  • Bulimia nervosa: Eating disorder with binging (overeating) and purging (vomiting).
  • Bulimia nervosa: eating disorder that involves eating massive quantities of food (binge eating) and then eliminating the food by inappropriate compensatory methods to prevent weight gain, such as self induced vomiting or strong laxatives.
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Bulimia nervosa: Introduction

Types of Bulimia nervosa:

Broader types of Bulimia nervosa:

How many people get Bulimia nervosa?

Prevalance of Bulimia nervosa: estimated 1.1 to 4.2 percent of females (NIMH); 2-3% of young women (NWHIC)
Prevalance Rate of Bulimia nervosa: approx 1 in 181 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA [about data]

Who gets Bulimia nervosa?

Patient Profile for Bulimia nervosa: Typically starts in adolescence.

Gender Profile for Bulimia nervosa: Females more than males. Only about 35% are males.

Gender Ratio for Bulimia nervosa: mostly females

How serious is Bulimia nervosa?

Complications of Bulimia nervosa: see complications of Bulimia nervosa

What causes Bulimia nervosa?

Causes of Bulimia nervosa: see causes of Bulimia nervosa
Risk factors for Bulimia nervosa: see risk factors for Bulimia nervosa

What are the symptoms of Bulimia nervosa?

Symptoms of Bulimia nervosa: see symptoms of Bulimia nervosa

Complications of Bulimia nervosa: see complications of Bulimia nervosa

Can anyone else get Bulimia nervosa?

More information: see contagiousness of Bulimia nervosa
Inheritance: see inheritance of Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bulimia nervosa.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bulimia nervosa.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Bulimia nervosa: see treatments for Bulimia nervosa
Research for Bulimia nervosa: see research for Bulimia nervosa

Organs Affected by Bulimia nervosa:

Organs and body systems related to Bulimia nervosa include:

Name and Aliases of Bulimia nervosa

Main name of condition: Bulimia nervosa

Class of Condition for Bulimia nervosa: behavior

Other names or spellings for Bulimia nervosa:

Bulimia, Bulimic

Bulimia nervosa: Related Conditions

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