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Bulimia Guide Site Index
About ECRI Institute
About ECRI Institute's National Patient Library™
About Glossary
About the Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation
About this Resource Guide
About this unique resource
Additional resources
Alternative therapy
Anorexia athletica
Anorexia nervosa
Art therapy
Atypical antipsychotics
Behavior therapy
Binge eating
Body dysmorphic disorder
Body image
Body mass index
Bulimia nervosa
Can bulimia nervosa be cured?
Can bulimia nervosa be prevented?
Can it be prevented?
Case management
COBRA Rights Checklist
Cognitive analytic therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Cognitive orientation therapy
Cognitive therapy
Color poster: Recognize the face of bulimia nervosa? (PDF)
Common myths about eating disorders
Comorbid conditions
Confidentiality issues and treatment
Coverage policies related to bulimia nervosa or eating disorders
Crisis residential treatment services
Curriculum on healthy body image and eating disorders
Dental caries
Diabetic omission of insulin
Dialectical behavior therapy
Disordered eating
DSM-IV diagnostic criteria
DSM-IV-R diagnostic criteria
dual diagnosis
Eating Disorder Inventory
Eating Disorder Inventory-2
Eating disorder signs and symptoms specific to a school setting
Eating disorders anonymous
Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified
Electrolyte imbalance
Equine therapy
Evidence Report: Bulimia Nervosa: Comparative Efficacy of Available Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments (PDF)
Exercise therapy
Explanation of rights to continue healthcare coverage under COBRA
Exposure with response prevention
Expressive therapy
External Advisory Committee and Reviewers
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Family therapy
Guided imagery
Guidelines and position statements related to eating disorders and sports
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Health Insurance Reform for Consumers
Health Maintenance Organization
How can friends and family be supportive?
How can I find a treatment center?
How can I help someone with bulimia nervosa?
How can I tell if someone has bulimia nervosa?
How can insurance benefits be maximized?
How do I find a suitable treatment setting?
How is bulimia nervosa diagnosed?
How is bulimia nervosa diagnosed?
How well do the treatments work?
How well does treatment for bulimia nervosa work?
Hypno-behavioral therapy
Impact of eating disorders on cognitive abilities and functioning in school
In-network benefits
Indemnity insurance
Independent living services
Insurance Benefits Checklist
Intake screening
International Classification of Diseases
Interpersonal therapy
Key partnerships
Landmark lawsuits
Level of care
Major depression
Major depressive disorder
Mallory-Weiss Tear
Mandometer therapy
Map depicting mental health parity laws and mandates
Massage therapy
Maudsley Method
Mealtime support therapy
Media Contact
Mental health parity laws
Mental health parity laws and their impact on insurance benefits
Modified cyclic antidepressants
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
Mood disorders
Motivational enhancement therapy
Movement therapy
Nutritional therapy
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Opioid antagonists
Options when benefits and appeals are exhausted
Orthorexia nervosa
Out-of-network benefits
Partial hospitalization
Patient-Centered Summary of Evidence Report (PDF)
Peptic esophagitis
Phenethylamine monoamine reuptake inhibitors
Photo of Resource Guide Cover (JPG)
Physiological impact of bulimia nervosa on athletic performance
Pre-existing condition
Psychodynamic group therapy
Psychodynamic therapy
Psychoeducational therapy
Psychopathological Rating Scale Self-Rating Scale for Affective Syndromes
Questions family/partners/friends may want to ask treatment providers privately
Questions patients may want to ask treatment providers privately
Questions to ask an outpatient therapist
Questions to ask the care team
Questions to ask when seeking a treatment center
Recommended Don'ts for being supportive
Recommended Dos for being supportive
Recovery retreat
Relaxation training
Residential services
Residential treatment center
School strategies for assisting students with eating disorders
Selected References
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Self psychology
Self-guided cognitive behavior therapy
Self-help and patient support groups
Self-report measures
Should friends and family be involved in treatment?
Signs a Dentist or Doctor May Notice
Signs Family and Friends May Notice
State mandate
Substance abuse
Substance use disorders
Subthreshold eating disorder
Supportive residential services
Supportive therapy
Technical Summary of Evidence Report (PDF)
Telephone therapy
Therapeutic foster care
Third-party payer
Thyroid medication abuse
Tips and information for coaches
Tips for how to manage an appeals process
Tips for Teachers Who Suspect a Student Has an Eating Disorder
Treatment plan
Tricyclic antidepressants
Types of treatment settings and levels of care
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Growth charts for children
Understanding health insurance issues and their effect on benefits
Usual and customary fee
Vocational services
What are patient-recommended dos and don'ts for being supportive?
What are some ways to start a discussion with someone who might have bulimia nervosa?
What are the complications of bulimia nervosa?
What are the risk factors?
What are the signs and symptoms of bulimia nervosa?
What causes bulimia nervosa?
What causes bulimia nervosa?
What does treatment cost?
What does treatment cost?
What is bulimia nervosa?
What is bulimia nervosa?
What is treatment like?
What treatments are used for bulimia nervosa?
What treatments are used for bulimia nervosa?
What triggers a bulimic episode?
When benefits are denied: The appeals process
Who develops bulimia nervosa?
Who develops bulimia nervosa?
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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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