Dysfunctional Adolescent Behavior
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Bulimia is “binge-eating” followed by self-induced vomiting. The victim will compulsively overeat, then vomit. The purging is associated with guilt feelings and fear of weight gain. Treatment for bulimia is on an outpatient basis, focusing on weight stabilization and resolving emotional distress. If the condition goes untreated the victim will suffer from erosion of tooth enamel and esophageal lining due to the repeated contact with acidic gastric secretions. Continuous purging can also cause a loss of potassium, which may cause a chemical
imbalance in the system. This severe chemical imbalance can cause irregularities in the heart’s function, which may lead to death. Psychiatric treatment may also be necessary.