Bulimia is another type of eating disorder in children and young adults. It is both more common and less deadly than anorexia.
It is important to understand the following about bulimia: just because someone purges (makes themselves vomit) does not mean they have bulimia. See Signs and Symptoms of purging anorexia.
Bulimia in females is about five times as common as anorexia. Patients with bulimia are usually of normal, or even higher than normal, weight and often go undiagnosed. There is a strong genetic component to bulimia; in other words it can “run in families.” Bulimia will often respond well to a treatment combination of ordered eating, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication.
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