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Regional Eating Disorders Service

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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is a type of eating disorder characterised by eating large amounts of food in a short period of time (bingeing) followed by some sort of purging behaviour to prevent weight gain. Purging methods include self-induced vomiting, taking of laxatives, excessive exercise, fasting.

For more information about bulimia nervosa including signs, physical consequences, treatment and recovery, please click here.

This page was last updated at 10:29AM on June 14, 2017.