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Pediatric Bulimia Nervosa

Key Points About Bulimia Nervosa in Children

  • Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder.
  • A child with this eating problem overeats or binges uncontrollably. He or she may also engage in other activities to control weight. He or she may cause himself or herself to throw up or exercise too much.
  • Social attitudes toward body appearance and family problems may lead to bulimia.
  • A mental health expert can diagnose this eating problem.
  • A child may need therapy and nutritional rehab.
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Brooke Bokor

Brooke Bokor

Co-Director, Student and Resident Education
Adolescent Medicine Specialist
Tomas Silber

Tomas Silber

Medical Director, Eating Disorders Clinic
Executive Committee, Ethics Program
Adolescent Medicine Specialist
Departments

Departments

Eating Disorders Clinic

The Eating Disorders Clinic treats adolescents and teens with eating disorders.

Bone Health Program

Orthopaedists at Children’s National offer world-renowned expertise and life-changing care, including surgery, for children at high risk for bone fracture.

Psychology and Behavioral Health

In the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health, our child psychologists and other mental health professionals work exclusively with children and teens, emphasizing patient and family-focused care.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National offers assessment, diagnosis and care for children and teens with behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders.