Bulimia nervosa risk factors

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Bulimia nervosa Microchapters


Patient Information


Historical Perspective



Differentiating Bulimia nervosa from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis


Diagnostic Criteria

History and Symptoms

Physical Examination

Laboratory Findings

Other Diagnostic Studies


Medical Therapy


Brain Stimulation therapy

Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy

Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

Bulimia nervosa On the Web

Most recent articles

Most cited articles

Review articles

CME Programs

Powerpoint slides


American Roentgen Ray Society Images of Bulimia nervosa :All Images :nervosa X'-'ray' 'X'-'rays :nervosa Ultrasound' 'Echo & Ultrasound :nervosa CT' 'CT Images :nervosa MRI' 'MRI

Ongoing Trials at Clinical Trials.gov

US National Guidelines Clearinghouse

NICE Guidance

FDA on Bulimia nervosa

CDC on Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa in the news

Blogs on Bulimia nervosa

Directions to Hospitals Treating Bulimia nervosa

Risk calculators and risk factors for Bulimia nervosa

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Yashasvi Aryaputra[2]


The risk for Bulimia nervosa may be increased due to possible genetic predisposition, hormonal imbalances, and poor body image and self esteem.

Risk Factors

The following conditions increases the risk of bulimia nervosa:


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ribasés M, Gratacòs M, Fernández-Aranda F, Bellodi L, Boni C, Anderluh M; et al. (2004). "Association of BDNF with anorexia, bulimia and age of onset of weight loss in six European populations". Hum Mol Genet. 13 (12): 1205–12. doi:10.1093/hmg/ddh137. PMID 15115760.
  2. Hirschberg AL (2012). "Sex hormones, appetite and eating behaviour in women". Maturitas. 71 (3): 248–56. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2011.12.016. PMID 22281161.
  3. Papies EK, Nicolaije KA (2012). "Inspiration or deflation? Feeling similar or dissimilar to slim and plus-size models affects self-evaluation of restrained eaters". Body Image. 9 (1): 76–85. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2011.08.004. PMID 21962524.