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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Patients with bulimia nervosa have a higher rate of severe psychological disturbances and medical complications, and relapse is common after treatment.
As the risk of bulimia nervosa increases with successive birth cohorts (Hudson et al.
Family studies have made a connection between genetic susceptibility and anorexia nervosa as well as with bulimia nervosa.
Lingam e McCluskey (1996) revelam que a hiperemese gravidica pode tambem precipitar a bulimia nervosa em mulheres mais vulneraveis.
Kaplan, Sadock, e Grebb (2000) afirmam que a Bulimia Nervosa tem maior prevalencia que a Anorexia Nervosa.
Purging Type: During the current episode of bulimia nervosa, the person regularly engages in self-induced vomiting or laxative misuse, diuretics or enemas.
Patients with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa may develop major electrolyte abnormalities, primarily as a result of purging, with potentially serious medical consequences.
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.
Hypnotherapy has been determined to be an effective approach for treating bulimia nervosa.
After an overview of eating disorders, they focus on the treatment in turn of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.
2,3) Moreover, the use of hands and fingers to provoke gag reflex in bulimia nervosa may also damage the delicate oral mucosal lining.
Professor Ulrike Schmidt said: "Pro-ana and pro-mia websites advocate anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa as a lifestyle choice, rather than as serious mental disorders.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has spoken out about these sites and has called on the government to safeguard youngsters against these sites which portray anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa as a lifestyle rather than as the destructive disorders that they are.