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bulimia:

see eating disorderseating disorders,
in psychology, disorders in eating patterns that comprise four categories: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, rumination disorder, and pica. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by self-starvation to avoid obesity.
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bulimia

see ANOREXIA NERVOSA.

Bulimia

 

voracious appetite, severe increase in appetite that usually comes on in the form of an attack and is accompanied by tormenting hunger, general weakness, and pain in the epigastrium. Bulimia occurs in some diseases of the central nervous system and the endocrine system and in certain mental illnesses. Treatment consists in attacking the cause.

bulimia

[bə′lēm·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Excessive, insatiable appetite, seen in psychotic states; a symptom of diabetes mellitus and of certain cerebral lesions. Also known as hyperphagia.

bulimia

1. pathologically insatiable hunger, esp when caused by a brain lesion
2. a disorder characterized by compulsive overeating followed by vomiting: sometimes associated with anxiety about gaining weight
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Is childhood sexual abuse a risk factor for bulimia nervosa? American Journal of Psychiatry, 149, 455-463.
* Family studies have made a connection between genetic susceptibility and anorexia nervosa as well as with bulimia nervosa.
Assim, sugerem quatro factores preditores de recaida em comportamentos bulimicos: comportamentos bulimicos persistentes durante a gravidez, historia de anorexia nervosa antes do diagnostico de bulimia nervosa, diabetes gestacional e gravidez nao planeada.
Anorexia nervosa e bulimia nervosa: abordagem cognitivo-construtivista de psicoterapia.
Non-purging Type: During the current episode of bulimia nervosa, the person has used other inappropriate compensating behaviours such as fasting or excessive exercise, but not regularly used purging behaviour.
Comorbidity and medical complications of bulimia nervosa. J Clin Psychiatry 1991; 52: 13-20.
Regular moderate exercise is helpful in both managing stress and promoting a healthy body shape and composition in individuals with bulimia nervosa. In our patients a simple 30 minutes of walking exercise at the range of 50-75% of maximum heart rate was enough to decrease the percent body fat, fat mass, BMI, body weight and increase lean body weight.
Women with bulimia nervosa regularly and sometimes secretly binge on large quantities of food--up to 20,000 calories at a time--then experience intense feelings of guilt or shame and try to compensate by getting rid of the excess calories.
Hypnotherapy has been determined to be an effective approach for treating bulimia nervosa. Recent literature indicates that there are significant connections between the hypnotic process and the underlying cognitive and psychological processes of bulimic symptomatology.
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.