Difference between Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

Difference between Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa:

  • Weight loss of at least15% of total body weight ( or BMI < 17.5
  • Avoidance of high calorie foods

Distortion of body image so that patients regard themselves as  fat even when grossly underweight

Bulimia Nerviosa

  1.  Recurrent bouts of binge eating
  2. lack of self control over eating during binge
  3. self induced vomiting, purgation or dieting after binges

weight maintained within normal limits