A 21-year-old female asked:
What is the diagnosis for bulimia? what if a person is using acid reflux or gerd as an excuse or form of purging?
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Psychiatry 55 years experience
Bulimia: Bulimia is
•Eating large amount of food in short time
•Self-evaluation being defined by body shape and weight.
•Lack of control over recurrent inappropriate behaviors to prevent weight gain-
o Self-induced vomiting
o Misuse of Laxatives, Diuretics and Enemas
Using GERD can be as an excuse or form of purging.
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