Bulimia nervosa


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Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder, characterised by severe preoccupation about weight and body shape. Includes recurrent episodes of binge eating with compensatory mechanisms, such as self-induced vomiting, to prevent weight gain. Debra Safer, Associate Professor, Co-Director of Stanford Eating and Weight Disorders Program, Stanford University School of Medicine, gives us an overview of the condition. For more on bulimia nervosa, see BMJ Best Practice: https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/441 - The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.