ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F50.2

Bulimia nervosa

Diagnosis Code F50.2

ICD-10: F50.2
Short Description: Bulimia nervosa
Long Description: Bulimia nervosa
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F50.2

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Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Behavioral syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors (F50-F59)
      • Eating disorders (F50)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa in remission
  • Bulimia nervosa, nonpurging type
  • Bulimia nervosa, purging type
  • Overeating
  • Pattern of overeating and vomiting
  • Self-induced purging
  • Self-induced purging to lose weight
  • Self-induced vomiting to lose weight

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Binge eating disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Break the Bonds of Emotional Eating (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bulimia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pica (Medical Encyclopedia)

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