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Is there a link between bulimia and kleptomania?

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Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Impulse control

Possibly. Both could be seen as impulse control disorders, although bulimia is an eating disorder. Underlying is a sense of not having enough and needing more that is driven by dysregulation of impulse control.

In brief: Impulse control

Possibly. Both could be seen as impulse control disorders, although bulimia is an eating disorder. Underlying is a sense of not having enough and needing more that is driven by dysregulation of impulse control.
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Dr. Gerald Bausek
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Kleptomania is either an addiction, or a symptom of ocd.
Bulimia is most often a symptom of ocd, anxiety and/or poor self image. They are not usually linked as comorbidities, but it can happen. Both require expert treatment. Please see your doctor.

In brief: Not really

Kleptomania is either an addiction, or a symptom of ocd.
Bulimia is most often a symptom of ocd, anxiety and/or poor self image. They are not usually linked as comorbidities, but it can happen. Both require expert treatment. Please see your doctor.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Stealing?

Interesting question, and one that is being addressed by a few researchers.
Theoretically or even philosophically, both might be thought of as stealing. People with kleptomania compulsively steal items. People with bulimia might also be thought of as stealing: consuming food without having to pay for it with weight gain.

In brief: Stealing?

Interesting question, and one that is being addressed by a few researchers.
Theoretically or even philosophically, both might be thought of as stealing. People with kleptomania compulsively steal items. People with bulimia might also be thought of as stealing: consuming food without having to pay for it with weight gain.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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