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When should you call a doctor about bulimia?

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  • You find yourself secretly binge eating, then vomiting or using laxatives
  • You avoid eating with other people
  • You have an unreasonable fear of being fat and think you’re fat when you’re not

From: What Are the Symptoms of Bulimia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “Eating Disorders: About More than Food.”

Halmi, K. . Yudofsky, , 4th edition, 2003.  Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, and ObesityTextbook of Clinical Psychiatry

Brewerton, T. , Edition 1, Marcel Dekker, Inc, 2004. Clinical Handbook of Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “Eating Disorders: About More than Food.”

Halmi, K. . Yudofsky, , 4th edition, 2003.  Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, and ObesityTextbook of Clinical Psychiatry

Brewerton, T. , Edition 1, Marcel Dekker, Inc, 2004. Clinical Handbook of Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

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