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What is the eating cycle involved?

Eating binges followed by purging


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

Client usually remains at a normal weight


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

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


What are the medical complications associated with bulimia nervosa?

tooth decay, electrolyte imbalances, ulcers, cardiac arrhythmias


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

Suicidal thoughts


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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