binge-purge syndrome

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  • noun

Synonyms for binge-purge syndrome

a disorder of eating in which the person alternates between strong craving for food and aversion to food

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But since desperate medics eventually diagnosed the binge eating disorder Heather has been referred for weightloss surgery and therapy.
However, in children and adolescents, the ratio is lower at 3:1 while the difference between the genders is even less in Binge Eating disorders.
Because the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recognizes only "morbid obesity" as a disability (see "Obesity Action") a binge eating disorder diagnosis might help overweight employees qualify for accommodation.
3) Even if these estimates were high, it still would be reasonable to believe that hundreds of thousands of males have anorexia, bulimia, eating disorder not otherwise specified, or binge eating disorder, with a significant percentage experiencing substance abuse issues as well.
LONDON: Former British deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has confessed to having suffered from the binge eating disorder bulimia for more than 20 years.
Raised in a sternly disciplined, religious household, author Ron Saxen rose to become a top fashion model-only to watch his dreams crumble as binge eating disorder packed hundreds of pounds onto his sleek physique.
Other common eating disorders are bulimia nervosa, in which sufferers eat large amounts of food and then purge, or remove it from their bodies, and binge eating disorder, which involves eating large amounts of food without purging.
Pregnancy may open a window of vulnerability for developing binge eating disorder, especially for women from lower socioeconomic situations, according to a study from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, researchers and colleagues in Norway.
Released in July by the Cambridge Health Alliance, the study, based on data from the National Latino and Asian American Study, found that Hispanics have higher rates of binge eating disorder but a low prevalence of anorexia and bulimia.
Stunkard's other clinical observation, binge eating syndrome, later renamed binge eating disorder.