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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by binge eating and followed by compensatory purging such as vomiting, laxative use, and excessive exercise. Family members may miss the signs of Bulimia Nervosa as those with the disorder often go to great lengths to hide their behaviors due to guilt and shame. We have assembled some current information, resources to help support your family member who may be suffering from Bulimia Nervosa.


Online Articles

Bulimia Nervosa, NEDA

Common Health Consequences of Eating Disorders, NEDA

Electrolyte Abnormalities and Eating Disorders, Elissa Rosen, MD, CEDS-S, Gaudiani Clinic

Family Based Treatment (FBT) for Bulimia Nervosa, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS, Verywell Mind

Alternatives to Help Prevent Binges and Purges, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS, Verywell Mind

Is Weight Suppression Driving Your Binge Eating?, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS, Verywell Mind

How Meal Support Can Help Eating Disorder Recovery, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS, Verywell Mind

Meal Support Resources, F.E.A.S.T.

Community Q&A: Planning for Success When a Young Adult Goes Away to College Starts Long Before They Go!, Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh, F.E.A.S.T.

Children Pediatric Growth Charts and Eating Disorders, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS, Verywell Mind

Bulimia and Your Oral Health, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS, Verywell Mind

Medical Care Standards Guide – The Purple Book, Academy of Eating Disorders



When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover From Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS

Sick Enough, Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED

Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method, Janet Treasure, Gráinne Smith and Anna Crane

The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia: Using DBT to Break the Cycle and Regain Control of Your Life, Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, Michael Maslar, PsyD



Understanding Bulimia Nervosa, Jennifer Thomas, PhD

Understanding the Binge Cycle,Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS

FBT Tips for Preventing Purging, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS

Medical Minute: Laxative Abuse, Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED


Peer Support

F.E.A.S.T.’s Around The Dinner Table forum

Around the Dinner Table Facebook Forum

ATDTfb Espagnol: Apoyo para familias y cuidadores de patientes con TCA


Special thanks to F.E.A.S.T. volunteer, Laura H., for these resources.