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School Psych Corner: What Is Bulimia Nervosa?

[Source:  Child Mind Institute]

Bulimia nervosa is a serious eating disorder that usually starts in adolescence. It is characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating followed by purging to avoid weight gain. Unlike anorexia, kids with bulimia often maintain a healthy weight, making it harder to detect. Binge eating involves consuming large amounts of food in a short time, accompanied by a loss of control, followed by purging through vomiting, laxatives, or excessive exercise.

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