ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 307.51

Bulimia nervosa

Diagnosis Code 307.51

ICD-9: 307.51
Short Description: Bulimia nervosa
Long Description: Bulimia nervosa
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 307.51

Code Classification
  • Mental disorders
    • Neurotic disorders, personality disorders, and other nonpsychotic mental disorders (300-316)
      • 307 Special symptoms or syndromes, not elsewhere classified

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 307.51 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Appetite
      • excessive 783.6
        • psychogenic 307.51
    • Bulimia 783.6
      • nervosa 307.51
      • nonorganic origin 307.51
    • Compulsion, compulsive
      • eating 307.51
    • Overeating 783.6
      • nonorganic origin 307.51
    • Thalassanemia 282.40

Information for Patients

Eating Disorders

Also called: Anorexia nervosa, Binge eating, Bulimia

Eating disorders are serious behavior problems. They can include severe overeating or not consuming enough food to stay healthy. They also involve extreme concern about your shape or weight.

Types of eating disorders include

  • Anorexia nervosa, in which you become too thin, but you don't eat enough because you think you are fat
  • Bulimia nervosa, which involves periods of overeating followed by purging, sometimes through self-induced vomiting or using laxatives
  • Binge-eating, which is out-of-control eating

Women are more likely than men to have eating disorders. They usually start in the teenage years and often occur along with depression, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse.

Eating disorders can lead to heart and kidney problems and even death. Getting help early is important. Treatment involves monitoring, talk therapy, nutritional counseling, and sometimes medicines.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Binge eating
  • Break the Bonds of Emotional Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Pica

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