Explain the neurology of bulimia nervosa. Does the characterization of bulimia nervosa as a mental illness surprise you? What are your thoughts on the personal and/or cultural implications of classifying bulimia nervosa in this way, as opposed to a lifestyle choice or a matter of willpower? How might you support a family (or client) who is resistant to bulimia nervosa as a mental illness?
- Describe changes in personality and social behavior that might be seen with bulimia nervosa. How would you assess for these changes?
- Give an overview of the health consequences and medical complications of bulimia nervosa.
- Create a treatment plan for an individual diagnosed with bulimia nervosa using family-based therapy or other evidence-based therapy.