What does BN-P stand for?
BN-P stands for bulimia nervosa-purging type
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There are also two subtypes of bulimia nervosa. The Purging Type describes individuals who regularly compensate for the binge eating with self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse, diuretics, or enemas. The Non-Purging Type is used to describe individuals who compensate through dietary fasting or excessive exercising.
The individual then tries to compensate for the overeating and tries to rid the body of the food that was consumed. There are two types of bulimia nervosa, depending on the method of compensation: purging type, in which the individual regularly engages in self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas; or non-purging type, in which the individual uses other methods of compensation, such as fasting or excessive exercise, but does not regularly engage in self-induced vomiting or the use of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas. 7- Self-induced vomiting is the most common method to compensate for binge eating, present in 80-90% of individuals who present for treatment,7 and therefore this section describes the health state of an individual with bulimia nervosa, purging type.