Bulimia Nervosa: A Summary of the Resource Guide for Family and Friends


Bulimia Nervosa: A Summary of the Resource Guide for Family and Friends


This 12-page guide provides summary information on bulimia nervosa and treatment to help families and friends who want to support someone with the disorder. This tool summarizes an in-depth treatment resource guide and interactive Web site.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • What is bulimia nervosa?
  • Who develops bulimia nervosa?
  • What causes bulimia nervosa?
  • Risk factors for developing bulimia nervosa
  • Can bulimia be prevented?
  • How can I tell if someone has bulimia nervosa?
  • How is bulimia nervosa diagnosed?
  • What treatments are used for bulimia nervosa?
  • How well do the treatments work?
  • What are the main results of the analysis?
  • How can I help someone with bulimia nervosa?
  • How can I find a treatment center?
  • What does treatment cost?
  • How can insurance benefits be maximized?
  • What are patient-recommended dos and don’ts for being supportive?



Funding Sources:

Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation


Release Date: 2006
Recent Summary: February 2008
Original Summary: April 2006
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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