Pediatric Bulimia Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 17, 2015
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Other diagnoses to consider include the following:

  • Psychogenic vomiting
  • Klüver-Bucy–like syndromes
  • Kleine-Levin syndrome
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Anorexia, binge-eating and purging type
  • Hypothalamic brain tumor
  • Epileptic equivalent seizures
  • Medications - Lithium, tricyclic antidepressants, neuroleptics, insulin, opiates
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • CNS tumors
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Cluster B personality disorder
  • Binge eating disorder

Differential Diagnoses