What Are You Struggling With?

Ep70 Anorexia and Bulimia

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No organic factors accounts for weight loss

Obviously thin but feels FAT

Refusal to maintain normal body weight

Epigastric discomfort is common

X-symptoms (peculiar symptoms)

Intense fears of gaining weight

Always thinking of food




Binge eating

Under strict dieting

Lacks control/over-eating

Induced vomiting

Minimum of two binge eating episodes

Increase/Persistent concern of body size/shape

Abuse of diuretics and laxatives




Weight loss of 15% of original body weight


Social withdrawal

History of high activity and achievement

Electrolyte Imbalance

Depression / Distorted Body Image


Nursing Mnemonics

Date Published - Oct 10, 2016
Date Modified - Jul 27, 2016