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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adarsh Gupta
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Eating Disorder: Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder involving periods of overeating followed by purging, sometimes through self-induced vomiting or using laxatives.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience in Psychiatry
Bulimia: Bulimia is an illness which involves at least twice weekly consumption of large quantity of calories followed by compensatory behavior to "lose"/make ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience in Psychiatry
See below: Bulimia nervosa presents with uncontrolled bingeing followed by purging or other behaviors to compensate for food intake. The loss of electrolytes ca ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
2.3%: A 2009 nimh study found the lifetime prevalence of bulimia nervosa was 2.3%, with  a peak age of incidence between 16-20 years.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Complex question: Usually it coexists with other emotional and occasionally physical illnesses. Ruling out depression, bipolar affective disorder, anxiety disorder, sl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Signs of behavior: I think you are asking for evidence/signs of purging behaviors in patients. The person is very concerned about weight. Because of forced vomiting coul ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Bulimia: In bulimia, the person regularly eats large amounts of food with the feeling s/he can't control food intake. There is also purging behavior through a ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience in Family Medicine
See a counselor: See your doctor to make sure you don't have any electrolyte abnormalities or other medical consequences from the bulimia. In addition, see a counselo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zinat Sobhani
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Consult a specialist: In general the treatment of bulimia could consist of a combination of psychotropic medications and psycho therapy and possibly other medical intervent ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Bone
16 years experience in Psychiatry
Many: Potential weight gain, abdominal pain, bloating, swelling of the hands and feet, chronic sore throat, hoarseness, broken blood vessels in the eyes, sw ... Read More
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