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What is bulimia nervosa?

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Bulimia nervosa, also called bulimia, is a psychological eating disorder in which people binge eat, feeling like it's out of control, and then try risky ways to lose weight, such as vomiting, fasting, enemas, overdoing laxatives and diuretics, or exercising too much.

From: Bulimia Nervosa WebMD Medical Reference

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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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