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How is bulimia nervosa diagnosed?
It can be hard to diagnose bulimia nervosa, since many adolescents with the disorder try to keep their illness very private and hidden. Parents, teachers, coaches or instructors may be able to identify a child or adolescent with bulimia, but the diagnosis is usually made by a qualified mental health professional or medical provider.
Since early treatment can often prevent future problems, if you note symptoms of bulimia in your child, it’s a good idea to seek evaluation and treatment sooner rather than later.
If an eating disorder is suspected, some components of the evaluation may include:
To help diagnose bulimia, your child’s doctor will:
Your child’s doctor will likely also conduct the following studies:
After we complete all necessary tests, Children’s experts will meet to review and discuss what they have learned. Then we will meet with you and your family to discuss the results and outline the best treatment options for your child.
Boston Children’s Eating Disorders Program has put together a list of links with additional information about eating disorders, including their causes, prevention and treatment.
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