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About the Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation

With great appreciation, ECRI Institute acknowledges the support of The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation (www.hpdavis.org), which provided major funding for the creation of this Guide and the evidence report ECRI Institute prepared on the efficacy of various treatments for bulimia. The late Hilda and Preston Davis established the foundation in 1998. Preston had a distinguished career as first general counsel, Officer and Director of United Parcel Service. Together they created this foundation to support programs that strengthen the spiritual, moral, intellectual, and physical development of children and young adults. The Foundation channels most of its financial resources toward charitable organizations whose attention is concentrated on preventing and treating eating disorders, and education for the underprivileged. Through this project, Hilda Davis ensured the fulfillment of one of her dreams—to provide a comprehensive, objective resource guide for families and friends of loved ones with bulimia nervosa so they can understand how to best support someone with the disorder.

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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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