Bulimia nervosa

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  • Bulimia Nervosa
    • What is it?
      • a mental health condition in which a person tries to control their weight by binging and purging
    • Symptoms
      • binge eating
      • purging (consuming laxatives or forcing themselves to be sick)
      • cycle of guilt
      • scarred knuckles
    • Causes
      • low self esteem
      • depression
      • cultural/social pressure
      • puberty
    • Treatment
      • cognitive behavioural therapy
      • antidepressants
      • lifestyle changes
        • change eating habits
        • change the way they think about food
        • gain weight safely (if necessary)
    • Impacts on the patient
      • physical
        • bloating
        • swollen cheeks
      • intellectual
        • contantly thinking about food
        • lack of concentration
      • emotional
        • low self worth
      • social
        • unable to eat around others
        • no energy to socialise
      • financial
        • loss of wage due to time of work

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