Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by unadäquaten compensatory behaviors such as purging behavior (self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives or diuretics), fasting or extreme sport; the episodes everybody gets over 3 months at least 1 time / week. Diagnosis is based on history and examination findings. The treatment consists of psychotherapy (therapy of choice) and antidepressants. Bulimia nervosa affects about 1.6% of adolescent girls and…

September 3, 2018