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Why do some people get bulimia and others don't?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Bulimia
Bulimia seems to be related to the genetic traits in common for drug addiction, alcoholism, as well as gambling, and sex addiction.
Some patients are more geared to one dispositionthe important part is is to support them in getting the help they need to become whole againour culture is very stressful and there is not enough support.Bulimia has little/or no secondary gain to the behavior-no euphoria.

In brief: Bulimia
Bulimia seems to be related to the genetic traits in common for drug addiction, alcoholism, as well as gambling, and sex addiction.
Some patients are more geared to one dispositionthe important part is is to support them in getting the help they need to become whole againour culture is very stressful and there is not enough support.Bulimia has little/or no secondary gain to the behavior-no euphoria.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Unknown
Bulimia and other eating disorders arise from many factors, some genetic, some related to environmental influences, and some arising from individual psychological issues.
Those three broad areas actually affect nearly every form of illness, physical or psychiatric, to varying degrees. For bulimia, effective interventions include medicine, therapy, and family work.

In brief: Unknown
Bulimia and other eating disorders arise from many factors, some genetic, some related to environmental influences, and some arising from individual psychological issues.
Those three broad areas actually affect nearly every form of illness, physical or psychiatric, to varying degrees. For bulimia, effective interventions include medicine, therapy, and family work.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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