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  1. Bulimia Nervosa - Surgery

    There is no surgical treatment for bulimia.

  2. Eating Disorders: Personality Traits That Put You at Risk - Topic Overview

    Some personality traits put a person at greater risk of developing an eating disorder such as anorexia,bulimia,or binge eating. These traits include: 1 Low self-esteem. Difficulty communicating negative emotions,such as anger,sadness,or fear. Difficulty dealing with conflict. A need to please others. Perfectionism or always striving to be the best at whatever he or she does. A need ...

  3. Bulimia Nervosa - Treatment Overview

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

  4. Eating Disorders: Cultural and Social Factors - Topic Overview

    Eating disorders occur most often in industrialized cultures where there is an emphasis on thinness,especially if thinness is linked to success. Magazines,television,and other media have created an unrealistic image of the perfect,successful person. The pressure to be thin can lead to intense dieting,even in very young children,which can turn into an eating disorder in people who are more ...

  5. Anorexia Nervosa - Prevention

    There is no known way to prevent anorexia nervosa. Early treatment may be the best way to prevent the disorder from progressing.

  6. Topic Overview

    Topiramate (Topamax) is a medicine that is usually used to control seizures. But recent studies found that it may be effective in controlling binging and reducing weight in people who have binge eating disorder and obesity. 1 This medicine lowers some people's appetites. It is not clear how topiramate helps with weight loss,but experts believe that it affects brain chemicals called ...

  7. Treatment Overview

    Treatment for binge eating disorder includes counseling and sometimes medicine.

  8. Bulimia Nervosa - Other Treatment

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

  9. Bulimia Nervosa - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk of developing bulimia or another eating disorder is based on several factors.

  10. Bulimia Nervosa - Cause

    Learn the causes and risk factors of bulimia, including family history, social values, and personality traits like perfectionism.

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