A 38-year-old member asked:
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What are differences between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa?

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Dr. Marcie Berman
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
The specific symptom: Anorexia and bulimia are both serious eating disorders which involve distorted body image and extreme weight loss,. Typically,, people with anorexia eat minimal amounts of food exercise excessively to lose,weight. People with bulimia may binge eat rather than restrict food intake and then purge through vomiting and/or laxative abuse. Both can lead to health problems and death.
Answered on May 14, 2016

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Dr. Alan Ali answered
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Eating DO: Anorexia is mostly restricting food intake. Bulimia is binging/purging. They can coexist (bulimarexia).
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Eating DO: Anorexia is mostly restricting food intake. Bulimia is binging/purging. They can coexist (bulimarexia).

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