bulimia

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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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All patients fulfilled criteria for a diagnosis of either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, with no distinguishing clinical features in terms of race.
A etiologia da bulimia nervosa não está totalmente esclarecida, mas, de acordo com alguns autores, acredita-se que a baixa auto-estima, a depressão, a pressão social para ser magro e a insatisfação com a imagem corporal podem ser fatores que, em associação, contribuem para a ocorrência da bulimia nervosa (Affenito e Kerstetter, 1999; Thompson e Chad, 2000; Gucciardi et al.
A sample of well-researched and valid structured interviews and self-report questionnaires for the assessment of eating disorders includes the Clinical Eating Disorder Rating Instrument, the Eating Disorder Examination, the Interview for Diagnosis of Eating Disorders, the Structured Interview for Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa, the Eating Attitudes Test, the Eating Disorder Inventory-2, the Bulimia Test Revised, and the Binge Scale (Crowther & Sherwood, 1997).
The law requires coverage for nine specific mental-health diagnoses: schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder major depressive disorders, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, pervasive development disorder or autism, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
Roughly 50 percent of people with AN may eventually develop bulimia nervosa (described below).
2 percent of females have bulimia nervosa in their lifetime: Symptoms of bulimia nervosa include:
Bulimia nervosa, in contrast, is a condition of overeating associated with the use of laxatives, vomiting or over-exercising to control the weight.
Professor Hubert Lacey, professor of psychiatry at St Georges Hospital in Tooting, South London, said: "There is no higher rate of sexual abuse as a child in bulimia nervosa patients than in other neurotic disorders.
Understanding Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Obesity LeeAnn Alexander-Mott and D.
Preparing Bulimia Nervosa Treatment Phase II Trials
What you have described is a condition known as bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder.
There is slightly more evidence to guide the pharmacologic interventions available for the treatment of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder, but the evidence is limited.
Washington, Sept 10 ( ANI ): A new study has found that obese teenagers, who lose weight, are at risk of developing eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
Bulimia nervosa, as it's properly known, is a sister illness to anorexia nervosa but unlike anorexia it doesn't have obvious effects.
Bulimia nervosa is characterised by binge eating and purging, typically by vomiting, taking a laxative or a diuretic.