|Bulimia Resource Guide Summary|
|Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide for Family and Friends|
|Maximizing Health Insurance Benefits to Pay for Bulimia Treatment|
|Mental Health Laws Affecting Bulimia Treatment|
|Find a Bulimia Treatment Center|
|Checklists and Tip Charts|
|Bulimia Nervosa Resources for Schools and Coaches|
|Selected Reference List|
|Bulimia Nervosa: Efficacy of Available Treatments|
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"There is cumulative damage even if there are no immediate signs."
Many myths exist about who develops bulimia nervosa and why. It can affect males and females, and people as young as 8 years old and as old as 60 yearsyoung girls, college-age women, male and female athletes, middle-aged women. In Westernized cultures, bulimia nervosa is seen in upper, middle, and lower socio-economic classes. It does not discriminate by race-and occurs in whites, blacks, Asians, Hispanics and other races, and in people with widely varying educational backgrounds. The disorder is, however, more common in females; about 90% of people with a diagnosis of bulimia nervosa are female.