|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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"How do you decide what's normal [behavior] and what's not?" asked a parent whose child showed "typical" mood swings during teenage years. "I should have taken her attitudes and mood swings more seriously."
No one knows any sure way to prevent bulimia nervosa. Adhering to some lifestyle guidelines may reduce the risk of a person developing the disorder, but so many factors may influence the development of the disorder, including genetics, that it's difficult to know what can prevent it. Nonetheless, a healthy attitude toward eating and self-perceptions about body size and share are important, as is maintaining good mental health. Education and awareness of eating disorders may help identify problems early and offer the best chance for appropriate treatment and recovery.
Ways to reduce the risk of bulimia nervosa