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What are the causes of Bulimia in teenage boys?

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what are the causes of Bulimia in teenage boys?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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Hello and thank you for your question. Unfortunately at this time the causes of Bulimia are unknown for both genders although there does appear to be some evidence of a genetic predisposition in recent studies. In most cases though the focus on an underlying mental health disorder, abnormal hormone levels, and unrealistic perceived social expectations (e.g. media portrayal of the perfect body image) appear to be the causes that most mental health professionals attribute to this disorder. No matter the cause though, the focus is usually on treatment through a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and psychotropic medications to help eliminate the symptoms of the disorder and help the individual live a well-adjusted life.

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