Bulimia nervosa is a type of eating disorder characterized by repeated episodes of binge eating followed by behavior to compensate for the excessive amount of food consumed. Early intervention improves the chances for a teens' successful recovery from an eating disorder.
Some family members, teachers, coaches, and trusted friends may mistake bulimia for a “fad” that teenagers will “grow out of”, but the reality is that bulimia can.
Most children with bulimia are girls in their teens. They tend to be from a high socioeconomic group. They may have other mental health problems, such as an .