Defining and Identifying Bulimia Nervosa in Young Children

What is Bulimia???


Bulimia Nervosa is a treatable eating disorder that can strike males or females as young as 7 or 8. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, a person who “binges on food an average of twice weekly in a three- month time period, followed by” behavior that is meant to prevent weight gain has Bulimia Nervosa. This type of compensatory behavior could be in the form of excessive vomiting, or the use of medications and aids to expel „excess‟ mass from the body. With early diagnoses and treatment a per- son has a greater chance of regaining a long-term healthier relationship with food.

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