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Indian J Psychol Med. 2013 Jul;35(3):309-10. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.119482.

A classical case of bulimia nervosa from India.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.


A classic case of the bulimia nervosa in a young Indian female is reported. This is in the context of the impression that due to increasing western influence, and change in cultural concepts of beauty and thinness among women, illnesses previously considered rare in Indian subcontinent might be becoming more prevalent. Many of the established pre-disposing factors such as female gender, metropolitan domicile, family history of depressive disorder have conglomerated in this case. Rapid and sustained improvement with the low-dose Fluoxetine and the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also worth paid attention.


Classical bulimia nervosa; eating disorder; morbid dread of fatness

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