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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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