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Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is a serious eating disorder which is characterized by uncontrolled episodes of eating large amounts of food in a short time (binging), which is followed by vomiting, the use of laxatives or excessive exercise (purging) to get rid of the food again and to stop themselves from gaining weight.


  1. Mayo Clinic: Bulimia nervosa. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bulimia/symptoms-causes/syc-20353615 (accessed 30. July 2020)
  2. NHS UK: Bulimia. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bulimia/ (accessed 30. July 3020)
  3. Johns Hopkins Medicine. Bulimia nervosa. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/eating-disorders/bulimia-nervosa (accessed 30. July 2020)

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