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Bulimia Nervosa Eating Disorder

Bulimia Nervosa Eating Disorder

Bulimia nervosa is characterized by binge eating and purging. The essential features of bulimia nervosa anorexia include:

  • Overvaluation, judging one’s self-worth based on weight and shape;
  • Binging that involves eating a large amount of food with a sense of a loss of control;
  • Purging that can include strict food restriction, self-induced vomiting, over-exercising, and the misuse of diuretics, enemas, and laxatives.

Although anorexia and bulimia may sound very similar, the big difference between the two disorders is body weight. People cannot be diagnosed with bulimia if they meet the criteria for anorexia nervosa (body weight that is less than 85% of what would be expected for that person or a Body Mass Index of less than 17.5).

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Psychologists are closely aligned with psychiatrists as both are highly-trained professionals. Psychiatrists are oriented toward pharmaceutical solutions (some illnesses in fact lend themselves to medication versus talk therapy, such as severe depression or schizophrenia); while psychologists are oriented toward talk therapy as a solution.

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