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Bulimia Nervosa in Children

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder. A child with bulimia overeats or binges uncontrollably. This overeating may be followed by self-induced throwing up (purging).

Anorexia Nervosa in Children

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder. It is a form of self-starvation. Children and teens with this health problem have a distorted body image. They think they weigh too much.

Understanding Eating Disorders

At least 8 million people in the U.S. are living with an eating disorder. The overwhelming majority—about 90%—are female.