binge-purge syndrome


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A condition characterised by recurrent binge eating—at least 2 days/week for 6 months; absence of anorexia nervosa; no recurrent purging, excessive exercise or fasting, marked distress with 3+ of following: Eating very rapidly; eating until uncomfortably full; eating when not hungry; eating alone; feeling disgusted or guilty after a binge

binge-purge syndrome

 See Bulimia.

binge-purge syndrome

BULIMIA. An eating disorder featuring uncontrollable bouts of eating followed by deliberate induction of vomiting and the use of strong laxatives.

bulimia

literally means 'ox hunger' and refers to gorging or insatiable appetite. bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder involving repeated uncontrolled consumption of large quantities of food followed by behaviour designed to lose weight such as self-induced vomiting, purging with laxatives and diuretics, fasting or excessive exercise, together with intense feelings of guilt or shame. Excessive eating is often interrupted by periods of anorexia. Also known as binge-purge syndrome. See also binge-eating disorder.