What is the outlook for people with bulimia?

Bulimia is a condition that is difficult to cure “once and for all.” Many people improve, but bad spells (relapses) may recur from time to time in some cases. In addition, some people who are considered “cured” continue with less-than-normal eating patterns throughout their lives. In general, however, the outlook for people with bulimia is more positive than the outlook for people with anorexia.

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