The Effect of Childhood Abuse on Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa (BN) has a debilitating and sometimes fatal effect on human physiology. Individuals with a history of this disorder have a disproportionate reporting of childhood abuse experiences. The more severe the childhood abuse, (coupled with a combination of physical and sexual abuse experienced), the greater the propensity for risk of eating disorders. This empirical research literature examines the conditions prior to and after engaging in the eating disorder BN. The studies indicate long term patterns of abuse and neglect on the continuation of BN behaviors and its effects, which carry into their adult behaviors

Suzanne Kramer
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