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Treatment for bulimia typically includes a combination of therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, family-based therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy. Medications, such as antidepressants, may also be prescribed. Nutritional counseling and support groups can also be helpful. Recovery is possible with the right treatment approach, support and commitment.

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Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder caused by a combination of genetic, psychological, and environmental factors. Risk factors include low self-esteem, perfectionism, traumatic experiences, and societal pressure to conform to a certain body shape. Early identification and treatment can help to prevent the development of this disorder.

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Bulimia is characterized by repetitive episodes of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors such as purging, excessive exercise, or fasting. Physical symptoms may include weight fluctuations, gastrointestinal problems, dental problems, and electrolyte imbalances. Psychological symptoms may include low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and distorted body image.