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Medical Reference Related to Eating Disorders

  1. Diagnosing Binge Eating Disorder

    WebMD tells you how binge eating disorder is diagnosed.

  2. Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder

    Do you think you or someone you love could be a binge eater? Learn the symptoms of binge eating disorder from WebMD.

  3. Binge Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens

    What you need to know about binge eating disorder to help your kid.

  4. Bulimia Nervosa - What Happens

    Bulimia can develop after a person has followed a very restrictive diet. Binging may also be triggered by a stressful event, when food gives you a sense of comfort. Feeling guilty and ashamed of binging can cause you to purge to avoid weight gain.

  5. Bulimia Nervosa - Surgery

    There is no surgical treatment for bulimia.

  6. Bulimia Nervosa - Medications

    Medicines such as antidepressants may reduce the frequency of the binge-purge episodes of bulimia. They may also be used to treat other mental health problems, such as depression, that often occur along with bulimia. Learn more.

  7. Bulimia Nervosa - Prevention

    There is no known way to prevent bulimia. Early treatment may be the best way to prevent the disorder from progressing. Knowing the signs of bulimia and seeking immediate medical care can help prevent long - term health problems caused by bulimia. There a

  8. Bulimia Nervosa - Other Treatment

    Learn about types of counseling that may be useful in treating eating disorders.

  9. Bulimia Nervosa - Symptoms

    Symptoms of bulimia include: Repeatedly eating large amounts of food in a short period of time (less than 2 hours). Frequently getting rid of the calories you've eaten (purging) by making yourself vomit, fasting, exercising too much, or misusing laxatives

  10. Bulimia Nervosa - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for bulimia involves psychological counseling, nutritional counseling, and sometimes medicines such as antidepressants.

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