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Bulimia Nervosa


What is it?

Bulimia Nervosa is characterised by recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviours in an attempt to prevent weight gain. A binge involves eating a large amount of food in a short period of time and typically feels out of the person's control. Compensatory behaviours include: self-induced vomiting, fasting, overexercising and/or the misuse of laxatives or diuretics. Bulimia sufferers often have an intense fear of weight gain and their self-worth is largely influenced by shape and weight.

What is the best treatment for bulimia?

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE, 2017)

guidelines recommend Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Enhanced

for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) as the leading treatment for bulimia.



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