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what is the definition or description of: bulimia nervosa?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bulimia Nervosa: Is from the greek words meaning ravenous hunger. It is an eating disorder characterized by binging & purging, consuming large amount of food in short time then vomiting/taking laxative or diuretic/excessive exercising. More in females. Majority are of normal weight. They have impulsive behaviors such as overspending, & family history of eating disorders, mood disorders & substance abuse.Tx is ssri.
Answered on Jun 19, 2015
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