Subjective Binge Eating with Compensatory Behaviors: A Variant Presentation of Bulimia Nervosa

Volume 46, Issue 2

About the Course:

To determine whether a variant bulimic-type presentation, whereby an individual meets the criteria for bulimia nervosa (BN) with the exception that binge eating episodes are not objectively large (i.e, “subjective bulimia nervosa”, SBN), has comparable clinical severity to established eating disorders, particularly BN.


Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

March 2013


Hunna J. Watson, PhD; Anthea Fursland, PhD; Cynthia M. Bulik; Paula Nathan, MPsych(Clin)

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for psychologists who seek knowledge about detection and diagnosis of eating disorders, particularly clinical presentations that fall within eating disorders not otherwise specified.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the main features of bulimia nervosa and indicate an appropriate diagnostic tool.

  2. Describe the difference between bulimia nervosa and “subjective bulimia nervosa”.

  3. Compare the clinical severity of “subjective bulimia nervosa” with bulimia nervosa, restricting type anorexia nervosa and binge-purge type anorexia nervosa.

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