Bulimia Nervosa

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    Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD

    Dr. Roxanne Dryden-Edwards is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist. She is a former Chair of the Committee on Developmental Disabilities for the American Psychiatric Association, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and Medical Director of the National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda, Maryland.

  • Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

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Quick GuideEating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating

Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating

Are there support groups for people with bulimia?

B.E.A.T.-Beating Eating Disorders Support Groups

Daily Strength Eating Disorders Support Group

Eating Disorders Anonymous Online Meeting

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders
750 E Diehl Road #127
Naperville, IL 60563
Helpline: 630-577-1330

National Association for Males With Eating Disorders-Online Support Groups
Phone: 877-780-0080
Email: Chris@NAMEDinc.org

National Eating Disorders Association
165 West 46th Street, Suite 402
New York, NY 10036

Medically reviewed by Marina Katz, MD; American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology


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