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What is anorexia nervosa vs bulemia?
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Similar, Different
Both of these terms have to do with unhealthy ways of dealing with food, body weight, and body composition.
Bulimia refers to people who go through cycles of overeating and then using abnormal ways of getting rid of what they've eaten (vomiting, laxative abuse). Anorexia has to do with unhealthy ways of trying to stay underweight (starvation, vomiting, laxatives) without the overeating episodes.

In brief: Similar, Different
Both of these terms have to do with unhealthy ways of dealing with food, body weight, and body composition.
Bulimia refers to people who go through cycles of overeating and then using abnormal ways of getting rid of what they've eaten (vomiting, laxative abuse). Anorexia has to do with unhealthy ways of trying to stay underweight (starvation, vomiting, laxatives) without the overeating episodes.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 5 signs to watch for
You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost >14 lbs in a 3 month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine).

In brief: 5 signs to watch for
You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost >14 lbs in a 3 month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine).
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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