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External Advisory Committee and Reviewers
Behavior therapy can help alter behaviors, but I needed help with my underlying depression or I'd go back to the eating disorder behavior," explained a woman in her 30s who was bulimic sometimes and anorexic at other times.

Anne Becker, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School Dept. of Social Medicine
Boston, MA

Kathy and Allan Benn
Parent perspectives

Ovidio Bermudez, M.D.
Medical Director
Laureate Psychiatric Hospital
Tulsa, OK

Eileen Binckley
Patient perspective

William N. Davis, Ph.D.,FAED
The Renfrew Centers
Pennsylvania and New York

Steven Eisenberg, M.D.
Chief Science Officer
United Healthcare
Edina, MN

Diane Fowler
Parent perspective

Craig Johnson, Ph.D.
Director of Eating Disorders Program
Laureate Psychiatric Hospital
Tulsa, OK

Walter H. Kaye, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
Pittsburgh, PA

Pamela K. Keel, Ph.D.
University of Iowa
Department of Psychology
Iowa city, IA

Denise Lensky, Ph.D.
Program Director
Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment
Philadelphia, PA

Philip S. Mehler, M.D.
Associate Medical Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Denver Health and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO
Paul Metler, Psy.D.
Clinical Director
Venture Behavioral Health (Summit Pointe)
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Diane Mickley, M.D.
Past Co-President, National Eating Disorders Association
Founder and Director
Wilkins Center for Eating Disorders
Greenwich, CT 06831

Judy Norsigian
Executive Director
Boston Women's Health Book Collective
Our Bodies, Ourselves
Boston, MA

Pauline Powers, M.D.
President, National Eating Disorders Association
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Division
Professor
University of South Florida Dept. of Psychiatry
Tampa, FL

Ivy Silver
Parent and patient perspectives
Founder, A Chance to Heal Foundation
www.achancetoheal.org

John Whyte, M.D.
Vice President, Continuing Medical Education
Discovery Health Channel
Silver Spring, MD

The resource guide was also reviewed by three additional patients who wish to remain anonymous. The 650-page evidence report was also reviewed by five additional clinical experts on bulimia nervosa.


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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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