Bulimia nervosa (BN) is characterized by a recurrent pattern of binge eating (eating a large amount of food while feeling a loss of control) followed by a behavior intended to compensate for the extra food, such as self-induced vomiting, driven exercise, or the use of laxatives/diuretics. Individuals with BN feel dissatisfied with their body and may also experience problems with depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. BN can affect people of all ages, races/ethnicities, and both males and females. The research on BN points clearly to the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as the first-line treatment, as well as interpersonal psychotherapy as an alternative if CBT is not helping. Additionally, anti-depressant medication (e.g., fluoxetine) can be a helpful addition to talk therapy for some individuals. For adolescents, early research points toward CBT and Family-based Treatment (i.e., Maudsley approach) as efficacious treatments for BN.