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  • Bulimia nervosa

    Bulimia nervosa

    It is a serious and sometimes life-threatening eating disorder affecting mainly young women. People with bulimia, known as bulimics, consume large amounts of food (binge) and then try to rid themselves of the food and calories (purge) by fasting, excessive exercise, vomiting, or using laxatives. The behavior often serves to reduce stress and relieve anxiety. Because bulimia results from an excessive concern with weight control and self-image, and is often accompanied by depression, it is also considered a psychiatric illness.

  • Bulimia nervosa

    Causes

    The cause of bulimia is unknown. Researchers believe that it may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Bulimia tends to run in families. Research shows that certain brain chemicals, known as neurotransmitters, may function abnormally inacutely ill bulimia patients. Scientists also believe there may be a link between bulimia and other psychiatric problems, such as depression and OCD. Environmental influences include participation in work or sports that emphasize thinness, such as modeling, dancing, or gymnastics.

  • Bulimia nervosa

    Treatment

    Early treatment is important otherwise bulimia may become chronic, with serious health consequences. A comprehensive treatment planis called for in order to address the complex interaction of physical and psychological problems in bulimia. A combination of drug and behavioral therapies is commonly used.

  • Bulimia nervosa

    Statistics

    In developed countries, eating disorders seem to be more common than in developing countries. Reports from Iran, Japan, and Hungaryindicate that the incidence ranges from 3% to 6% for adolescent females. Bulimia Prevalence it is estimated that up to 4% of females in the United States will have bulimia during their lifetime.

 

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