Treatments of Bulimia Nervosa


Evaluation of Combined Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa

Description and Significance

Bulimia nervosa, simply bulimia or BN, refers to uncontrolled overeating or binging and then eliminating what has been eaten (SJH, 2012; Grange et al., 2004). Recent reports show alarming increases in the incidence, which now adolescents and pre-adolescents. The latest population statistics say that about 27.3 of the U.S. population is between 12 and 19 years old. BN affects up to 3% of these young people 15-18 years old at peak (SJH, Grange et al.).

Brief Description of BN

BN consists of eliminating or purging ingested food through induced vomiting, inappropriate use of laxatives or diuretics, fasting or extreme exercise to control weight (SJH 2012; Grange et al., 2004). The exact cause or causes are still unknown. But some factors are believed to contribute to it. These are cultural ideals and social attitudes...
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