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Can you tell me the difference between anorexia nervosa and bulimia?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Eating patterns: In anorexia nervosa, people refrain from eating, often exercising and becoming dangerously thin. Bulemic patients overeat, then vomit or use diureticd or laxatives to try to get rid of the excess weight.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Eating disorder : People's w anorexia. Nervosa avoid foods, people's w. Bulimia has the tendency to binge or eat excessive amount of food than purge the food.

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Can you tell me about anorexia and/or bulimia and the people who have it?

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Eating disorders: They are generally highly intelligent people who can respond to treatment if they accept their illness & seek help.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between anorexia nervosa and bulemia?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Symptoms differ: An is a fixed belief that one is "fat" that leads to calorie restriction, exercise, or both, despite actually being markedly underweight. Bulimia is a pattern of taking in huge amounts of calories and then purging them by throwing up or abusing laxatives; most bulimics are normal weight. You can be both--a so-called bulimarexic.
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What is the difference betweem bulimia and anorexia?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Eating DO: Anorexia is mostly restricting food intake. Bulimia is binging/purging. They can coexist (bulimarexia).
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Could there be a difference between anorexia and anorexia nervosa?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Disorder vs Symptom: Anorexia is a symptom of anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder of excessive weight loss and usually undue concern about body shape. In teens it can also be called anorexia mirabilis which can be quite dangerous. If you or someone you care about suffers from this sort of thing, please do get help.
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Difference between anorexia and bulimia?

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

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