Two types-purging and nonpurging.

In young women risk is 2-5%.

Characterized by binge-eating episodes, often followed by purging behaviors such as vomiting or the use of laxatives.

30-70% have drug abuse.

45% have good outcomes, 18% have intermediate outcomes, and 21% have poor outcomes.

Patients who have borderline personality disorder have poor outcomes compared in those without this disorder, when treating with psychotherapy.

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