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Can you cure bulimia nervosa?

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Although bulimia is hard to cure completely, many people who have it do get better, although they may have relapses from time to time. In general, the outlook for people with bulimia is more positive than for those who have anorexia nervosa, another eating disorder.

From: Bulimia Nervosa WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Eating Disorders."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Eating Disorders."

womenshealth.gov: "Bulimia nervosa fact sheet."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Eating Disorders."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Eating Disorders."

womenshealth.gov: "Bulimia nervosa fact sheet."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

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