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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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For bulimia nervosa, consider a combination of SSRI and psychotherapy.
Third, brain dopamine could be a treatment target in bulimia nervosa using specific medication that targets those abnormalities.
Symptoms: Binge eating, as seen in bulimia nervosa. Feelings of shame and disgust or guilt may be present after a binge-eating episode, but they are not followed by any compensatory behaviors.
Participants were classified as having bulimia nervosa (BN) ([greater than or equal to] weekly binge eating and purging), binge eating disorder (BED) ([greater than or equal to] weekly binge eating, infrequent purging), purging disorder (PD) ([greater than or equal to] weekly purging, infrequent binge eating), other EDNOS (binge eating and/or purging monthly), or nondisordered.
A 29-year-old woman who worked in the medical field presented to us with a history of bulimia nervosa with bilateral parotid enlargement (figure 1).
Morgan, Lacey e Sedgwick (1999) constataram inclusive uma elevada taxa de gravidez nao planeada na bulimia nervosa ja que as irregularidades menstruais eram erradamente associadas a infertilidade.
The National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A) showed suicidality most prevalent in adolescents with bulimia nervosa (53% had suicide ideation, 25.9% had a plan, and 35.1% had attempted suicide).
A Study About Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa in University
The DSM IV diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa is as follows (8):
Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa) are syndromes characterized by severe disturbances in eating behaviour and by distress or excessive concern about body shape or weight.
EATING disorders are a group of conditions, including binge eating, bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa, characterized by abnormal eating habits.
Obesity has been identified as a risk factor for the development of bulimia nervosa (BN), and mild, moderate and severe obesity have repeatedly been observed in these patients [2].
Approximately 85 to 95 percent of the people who suffer from the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are women.