Bulimia Nervosa Basics
Bulimia: Risk Factors
Children with weight concerns, low self-esteem, and depressive or anxious temperaments are more likely to develop bulimia, as are children who have been sexually or physically abused. Childhood obesity and early pubertal maturation also put children at risk. The disorder is more common among children with a family history of bulimia, and is much more common in girls.