ECRI's Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide for Family and Friends


ECRI's Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide for Family and Friends


This 75-page resource guide by ECRI provides in-depth information on bulimia nervosa and treatment to help families and friends support someone with the disorder.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is bulimia nervosa?
  • Who develops bulimia nervosa?
  • What causes bulimia nervosa?
  • What are the risk factors?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of bulimia nervosa?
  • How is bulimia nervosa diagnosed?
  • Can bulimia nervosa be prevented?
  • Can bulimia nervosa be cured?
  • What are some ways to start a discussion with someone who might have bulimia nervosa?
  • What triggers a bulimic episode?
  • What treatments are used for bulimia nervosa?
  • What are the complications of bulimia nervosa?
  • How well does treatment for bulimia nervosa work?
  • What is treatment like?
  • Should friends and family be involved in treatment?
  • Types of treatment settings and levels of care
  • What does treatment cost?
  • How do I find a suitable treatment setting?
  • Confidentiality issues and treatment
  • How can friends and family be supportive?
  • Self-help and patient support groups

The resource guide also provides links to information about health insurance, bulimia treatment centers, checklists, a glossary, and additional resources and references.



Funding Sources:

Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation


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

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