Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 52: Bulimia Nervosa (continued)

KEY POINTS Bulimia nervosa occurs in up to 1% of young women. Prognosis of bulimia nervosa is better than for anorexia nervosa. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the treatment of choice and is superior to pharmacological treatment. Combined psychological plus pharmacological treatment is not superior to psychological treatment alone. GENERAL STRATEGIES Nutritional counseling Food diaries Advance planning for meals a day in advance…