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There are many medical complications associated with bulimia nervosa, many of which are a direct result of both the mode and the frequency of purging behaviors. This course reviews in detail the many complications of the two major modes of purging, namely, self-induced vomiting and laxative abuse.


a). List at least three medical complications associated with bulimia.

b). Discuss the body systems impacted by bulimia.

c). Describe the two major modes of purging.

d). Identify at least two medical complications of laxative abuse.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Philip S. Mehler & Melanie Rylander

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