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|Bulimia Nervosa: Efficacy of Available Treatments|
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Self-help and support groups for people with bulimia meet regularly to share information and provide emotional support for their members. These groups may or may not be helpful to a patient. There are questions one should ask when checking out a support group to determine if a group is right for a person.
Online Support GroupsIndividuals with bulimia nervosa can also find support in online chat rooms hosted and moderated by reputable groups and Web sites. Although some chat-room topics support recovery from an eating disorder, others promote and encourage the disorder. Parents may want to use parental Internet controls to block pro-bulimic and pro-anorexic sites for children. Many of the chat rooms are short-lived. A Google search will turn up current ones. Family and friends of people with bulimia nervosa can also find family support groups. Here are several credible chat rooms.