Owens has spoken before about his struggles, appearing on the Panorama documentary exploring eating disorders last year - around the same time as he revealed that he had struggled with bulimia
while refereeing in Argentina last summer.
It was then the couple began to research bulimia
As a recognized eating disorder, bulimia
is listed in the mental health professional's DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
The 21-year-old has suffered from both bulimia
and anorexia (an eating disorder where person avoids food completely) since the age 8 and also had to check into a rehab in 2010 to treat her eating disorders.
This is the first study that suggests that brain dopamine related reward circuitry, pathways that modulate our drive to eat, may have a role in bulimia
Although relatively uncommon, bulimia
nervosa poses a significant public health concern because of comorbidity with other psychopathology and reported role impairment.
nervosa, as it's properly known, is a sister illness to anorexia nervosa but unlike anorexia it doesn't have obvious effects.
They studied the functional activity in neural circuits that subserve self-regulatory control in women with bulimia
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.
In this book for professionals, cognitive therapists Zweig and Leahy present a 20-session treatment plan for working with clients with bulimia
nervosa and binge-eating disorder.
Bilateral parotid enlargement as a consequence of bulimia
nervosa has been well documented in the literature (1-4) Although the exact mechanism is not well understood, several hypotheses exist.
They found that women with a history of anorexia or bulimia
were more likely to have unplanned pregnancies and to experience negative feelings when they found out they were pregnant.