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Bulimia Nervosa (cont.)

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Is it possible to prevent bulimia?

Most bulimia prevention programs focus on educating the public and at-risk populations like teens about the dangers of the disorder (psycho-education). While psycho-education has been found to increase the knowledge of those who receive it, studies do not show more than minimal change in behavior. More successful than passive psycho-education seems to be prevention approaches that specifically address eating-disordered ways of thinking, like considering thinness as the ideal body type.

Where can one find more information about bulimia?

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
http://www.aacap.org

American Counseling Association
http://www.counseling.org

American Psychiatric Association
http://www.psych.org

American Psychological Association
http://helping.apa.org

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
HelpLine: 800-950-NAMI [6264]
606-272-7166
http://www.nami.org/

National Association of Social Workers
http://www.naswdc.org

National Mental Health Association
http://www.nmha.org

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/8/2014

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