Thursday, September 20, 2007

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by an episodic binge eating followed by feeling of guilt, depression and self-pity. This is generally occurred in women of young age.

Common behaviors associated with Bulimia Nervosa

1. 'Binge-purge' episode, which is described as a compulsion to eat a large amount of food in a short time
2. Self-induced vomiting following the feeling of guilt and shame
3. Use of excessive amount of laxatives
4. Excessive exercises followed by self-pity
5. Inability to voluntarily stop eating
7. Depression
8. Conflict and stress regarding body issue and self-image

Treatment for bulimia nervosa includes almost same treatment pattern as anorexia nervosa, including cognitive therapy, self-evaluation, group therapy etc.

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