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Bulimia Nervosa. Nathan Baker. Definition. “A Habitual disturbance in eating behavior characterized by frequent episodes of grossly excessive food intake followed by self-induced v omiting to avert weight gain”. Symptoms. Eating gross amounts of high calorie food.

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bulimia nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

Nathan Baker

definition
Definition
  • “A Habitual disturbance in eating

behavior characterized by frequent episodes

of grossly excessive food intake

followed by self-induced vomiting to

avert weight gain”

symptoms
Symptoms
  • Eating gross amounts of high calorie food.
  • Self-induced vomiting
  • Excessive exercise
  • Abuse of laxatives
  • Extreme Gingivitis
  • Corroded or pitted enamel
symptoms1
Symptoms
  • Dry mouth or complaints of dehydration
  • Broken blood vessels in the eyes
  • Cuts or calluses across the finger joints
  • Constipation
  • Infertility
symptoms2
Symptoms
  • Dramatic weight fluctuations
  • Swollen salivary glands
  • Peptic ulcers
other major problems
Other Major Problems

Can cause the following:

  • Anorexia
  • Major Depression
  • Physical withdrawal symptoms
treatment options
Treatment Options
  • Support groups
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Forbidden Food
  • Antidepressants
case study
Case Study

Sarah, an 18 year old college student, contracted Bulimia. Later getting

married and having twin girls. Now

at the age of 27 is fighting Bulimia

and Major Depression, but is winning,

as she if fond of pointing out.

works cited
Works Cited
  • www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulimia
  • http://www.femalehealthissues.co.uk/i-survived-bulimia-case-study.html
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