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Risk Factors for Bulimia nervosa

List of Risk Factors for Bulimia nervosa

The list of risk factors mentioned for Bulimia nervosa in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion:

Individuals with bulimia are often characterized as having a hard time dealing with and controlling impulses, stress, and anxieties. Bulimia nervosa can and often does occur independently of anorexia nervosa, although half of all anorexics develop bulimia. (Source: excerpt from Fact Sheet Eating Disorders: NWHIC)

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Bulimia nervosa are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Bulimia nervosa makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Bulimia nervosa. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Bulimia nervosa. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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