Medical Complications of Bulimia Nervosa

October 10, 2001

Published By ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

Bulimia nervosa (BN) is a prevalent illness. There are multiple different medical complications that impact the overall treatment plan and prognosis of these patients. Practitioners should be alert for medical complications that are a direct result of the mode of purging behavior utilized by the bulimic patient. The treatment will proceed most smoothly if the primary care physician and the mental health professional work collaboratively and have clear and frequent communication.

Read the full article in the Journal of Eating Behaviors.


  1. Lasater L, Mehler Philip S. 'Medical Complications of Bulimia Nervosa.' |  Journal of Eating Behaviors 2(3):279-292, 2001. DOI: