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What is bulimia nervosa?
Who develops bulimia nervosa?
What causes bulimia nervosa?
How can I tell if someone has bulimia nervosa?
Can it be prevented?
How is bulimia nervosa diagnosed?
What treatments are used for bulimia nervosa?
How well do the treatments work?
How can I help someone with bulimia nervosa?
How can I find a treatment center?
What does treatment cost?
How can insurance benefits be maximized?
What are patient-recommended dos and don'ts for being supportive?
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Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person engages in binge eating (eating a lot of food in a short time) followed by some type of behavior to prevent weight gain from the food that was eaten. This behavior can take two forms: self-induced vomiting, misuse of enemas, laxatives, diet pills (called purging) and excessive exercise, fasting, or diabetic omission of insulin (called non-purging). Some people with bulimia nervosa may also starve themselves for periods of time before binge eating again. Bulimia nervosa has important mental, emotional, and physical aspects that require consideration during treatment.

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