Bulimia Nervosa (cont.)

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Is it possible to prevent bulimia?

Most bulimia prevention programs focus on educating the public and at-risk populations like teens about the dangers of the disorder (psycho-education). While psycho-education has been found to increase the knowledge of those who receive it, studies do not show more than minimal change in behavior. More successful than passive psycho-education seems to be prevention approaches that specifically address eating-disordered ways of thinking, like considering thinness as the ideal body type.

Where can one find more information about bulimia?

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Counseling Association

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychological Association

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
HelpLine: 800-950-NAMI [6264]

National Association of Social Workers

National Mental Health Association

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/8/2014

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