A 40-year-old member asked:
I purge immediately after supper. i don't binge. is this anorexia or bulimia?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Wrong question !: The label is not important. What is important is that purging is a potentially a harmful symptom . It is a signal that a person is struggling with issues and should get help.
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Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
Both are significant problems. Please have a complete physical exam to know if you have a physical illness. Then see a clinical psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy for help coping and a Psychiatrist for medication. A support group can be helpful.
Answered Apr 29, 2022
A 34-year-old member asked:
I was diagnosed with binge/purge anorexia. Hows that different from bulimia?
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Definitions: Bulimia nervosa is also an eating disorder. Those with bulimia nervosa usually binge and purge-purging means they force themselves to vomit. A pure bulimic would not binge eat, they would just purge after meals. Bulimia nervosa and eating disorders in general can be quite severe and even fatal. People can die from eating disorders which is why treatment is vital.
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Last updated Apr 29, 2022
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