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Synonyms for bulimia

a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation

pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)

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Stacey Thomas is believed to be the only person in the world to have survived a cardiac arrest brought on by bulimia which has left her disabled and unable to talk.
The participants who changed their minds consisted of 14 of 34 anorexia patients and 6 of 12 bulimia patients.
My bulimia started as a teenager right into my twenties, when it got quite bad.
The studies found that minimum BMI, concern over mistakes, age at menarche, and food-related obsessions appear to be more closely linked to bulimia, whereas obsessionality and anxiety seem to be more connected to anorexia, suggesting that, although related, the two conditions have some underlying differences.
color) Katharine McPhee talked to People magazine about the bulimia that threatened to damage her vocal cords.
Anorexia and bulimia run in families, says Kelly Klump, a psychologist at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
Along with an intense fear of becoming overweight and preoccupation with body image, both anorexia and bulimia can include binging and purging.
In addition, Michael had won a million dollar malpractice suit because physicians did not timely diagnose his wife's bulimia.
But by the time I turned 13, it mushroomed into full-fledged bulimia.
Family-based therapy (FBT) has proven benefit for the treatment of anorexia nervosa in adolescents, but it was unclear whether this treatment would also be useful for patients with bulimia.
Seemingly innocent dieting, exercise, and weight control behaviors in children and adolescents may lead to dangerous disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, muscle dysmorphia, and other disordered eating or exercise behaviors.
I think what really healed me was recognizing that I can't possibly achieve everything I want to achieve if I continue to be sick with bulimia.
A: Bulimia nervosa is an illness in which people feel that they have lost control of their eating.
One in five adults has some type of diagnosable mental-health disorder, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, suicidal tendencies, schizophrenia, panic disorders, post-traumatic stress, and anorexia and bulimia nervosa, according to the Center for Mental Health Services.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, the most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.