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Bulimia Nervosa Summary

Description: An eating disorder that is characterized by a cycle of binge eating (BULIMIA or bingeing) followed by inappropriate acts (purging) to avert weight gain. Purging methods often include self-induced VOMITING, use of LAXATIVES or DIURETICS, excessive exercise, and FASTING.

Also Known As: Nervosa, Bulimia

Networked: 733 relevant articles (55 outcomes, 188 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Bulimia Nervosa

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Fluoxetine (Prozac) : 8 outcomes 14 studies in 37 results : FDA 51 Generic
  2. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine) : 6 outcomes 18 studies in 86 results : IBA
  3. Antidepressive Agents (Antidepressants) : 6 outcomes 10 studies in 36 results : IBA
  4. topiramate (Topamax) : 5 outcomes 5 studies in 15 results : FDA 28 Generic
  5. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 12 results : FDA 18 Generic
  6. Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline) : 3 outcomes in 14 results : FDA 5 Generic
  7. Fenfluramine : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 8 results : IBA
  8. Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 13 results : IBA
  9. Cholecystokinin (Pancreozymin) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 9 results : IBA
  10. Methylphenidate (Ritalin) : 2 outcomes in 6 results : FDA 25 Generic
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Diseases Related to Bulimia Nervosa

  1. Anorexia Nervosa
  2. Binge-Eating Disorder (Binge Eating Disorder)
  3. Eating Disorders (Eating Disorder)
  4. Bulimia (Binge Eating)
  5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive)
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Key Therapies for Bulimia Nervosa

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 outcomes 9 studies in 24 results
  2. Enteral Nutrition (Feeding, Tube) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 3 results
  3. Imagery (Psychotherapy) (Guided Imagery) : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results
  4. Combined Modality Therapy : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results
  5. Bibliotherapy : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result
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