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Flashcards in Bulimia Nervosa Deck (6)
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1

What is the eating cycle involved?

Eating binges followed by purging

2

Will you be able to see physical changes or weight loss?

Client usually remains at a normal weight

3

Besides purging, what other methods are used to lose weight?

Vomiting, enemas, drugs (speed), diuretics, diets, and pills

4

What are the medical complications associated with bulimia nervosa?

tooth decay, electrolyte imbalances, ulcers, cardiac arrhythmias

5

Saftey is a concern in clients with bulimia nervosa bc of ___ ___

Suicidal thoughts

6

List the treatment goals

Encouraging talking, safety and assessing suicidal potential, establishing a diet plan, supervision during meal time, and antidepressants may also be prescribed.

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