It's not unusual to be concerned about body image or diet, but using extreme weight loss methods can lead to eating disorders, like bulimia nervosa.
Causes of bulimia nervosa
There is no single cause of bulimia nervosa. It is thought to develop from a combination of genetic and environmental influences.
Symptoms of bulimia nervosa
The main symptoms of bulimia nervosa are binge eating and purging behaviours. Learn more about this eating disorder here.
Treatment for bulimia nervosa
Many people with bulimia nervosa are secretive about their symptoms and do not seek help. But effective treatment is available.
Diagnosis of bulimia nervosa
If you, or someone you know, has problems with bulimia nervosa, it is important to get a diagnosis. It can have serious health consequences if left untreated.
Types of eating disorders
The 3 main types of eating disorders are binge eating disorder, bulimia and anorexia. People can experience symptoms of more than one eating disorder.
Eating disorders - overview
An unhealthy relationship with food and eating may indicate an eating disorder, a potentially serious mental health condition.
Binge-eating disorder (BED)
Binge-eating disorder (BED) often involves someone eating large amounts of food even after they feel full. Discover more about BED here.
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