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What is the primary difference between bulimia nervosa from binge eating?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: No purging

Binge eating disorder is like bulimia nervosa without the "compensatory" behaviors.
People with bulimia always engage in some time of behavior to counteract the purge (e.g. Self induced vomiting, laxative abuse, excessive exercise).

In brief: No purging

Binge eating disorder is like bulimia nervosa without the "compensatory" behaviors.
People with bulimia always engage in some time of behavior to counteract the purge (e.g. Self induced vomiting, laxative abuse, excessive exercise).
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Spectrum

Binge eating can bemiimal to seriusly impairing.
Anorexia alwaysis pathological with body image problems as well as contol issues. So binging to anorexia can be seen as on a contuum of disturbance.

In brief: Spectrum

Binge eating can bemiimal to seriusly impairing.
Anorexia alwaysis pathological with body image problems as well as contol issues. So binging to anorexia can be seen as on a contuum of disturbance.
Dr. Robert Marvit
Dr. Robert Marvit
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