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Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide for Family and Friends

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This Web site provides a one-stop comprehensive resource on bulimia nervosa for anyone who wants to understand the disorder and how to support a family member or friend with bulimia nervosa. This information was developed in response to questions and concerns voiced by patients and families affected by bulimia nervosa and clinicians treating bulimia nervosa. Patients seeking treatment for bulimia nervosa may also find this Web site useful. Included here are scientific findings on how well various treatments for bulimia nervosa work based on the most comprehensive analysis completed to date on treatments for bulimia nervosa. You'll also find easy-to-use check lists and tips on how to start a discussion about bulimia nervosa with a friend or family member who might have bulimia. If you are seeking bulimia treatment facilities, the find a bulimia treatment center database can help.

The content presented here on bulimia nervosa was researched and developed by ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org) an international independent nonprofit agency and Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization, under a grant from a private foundation, The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation. An external advisory committee of bulimia nervosa patients, families, and clinical experts reviewed all content. ECRI Institute is designated as an Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute's mission is to improve the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. It is widely recognized by the healthcare community as one of the world's leading independent organizations committed to advancing the quality and safety of healthcare.

This Web site features a wide range of information on bulimia treatment including: (1) types of bulimia treatment, (2) how well bulimia treatments work, (3) how much bulimia treatments cost, (4) what bulimia treatment is like, (5) who should be involved in bulimia treatment, and (6) how to find a suitable bulimia treatment setting.

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Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person engages in binge eating (eating a lot of food in a short time) followed by some type of behavior to prevent weight gain from the food that was eaten. This behavior can take two forms: self-induced vomiting, misuse of enemas, laxatives, diet pills (called purging) and excessive exercise, fasting, or diabetic omission of insulin (called non-purging). Some people with bulimia nervosa may also starve themselves for periods of time before binge eating again. Bulimia nervosa has important mental, emotional, and physical aspects that require consideration during treatment.

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