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Bulimia nervosa

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Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterised by:

  • binge-eating with associated feelings of:
    • loss of control
    • intense guilt

  • periods of dietary restraint:
    • may include any one or a combination of starvation, self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse, and excessive exercise (1)
    • these activities may relieve feelings of guilt

Bulimia is not usually associated with severe weight loss.


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