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Bulimic's comorbidity with other clinical disorders

Why do Bulimics often have high co-morbidity with other clinical disorders?

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Bulimics often suffer certain clinical disorders concurrently with certain clinical disorders such as Depression. It is often seen accmpanying this disorder. Research has indicated that a high percentage of depressive disorders among women with different eating disorders particularly bulimia. Researchers have confirmed that often the symptoms decrease after treatment of bulimia and other eating disorders. Depression has been described as a primary form of pathology in these disorders. Depression and bulimia often occur together in teenagers and young adults more commonly.The reason for this bulimia is a psychological disorder where the mind is in constant state of tension and turmoil having to do with weight loss. Whenever a bulimic eats he/she feels guilty about having eaten and envisions him/herself gaining weight. That vision drives the person to forcefully induce vomitting and purging of the consumed food. This constant fear of weight gain starts making the person feel down. Aside from binging and purging bulimics commonly exercise ...

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This solution provides an explanation as to why bulimics have a high co-morbidity with other clinical disorders.