purging behavior

purging behavior

Psychiatry Emesis induced by ipecac, or use of laxatives, enemas, diuretics, anorexic drugs, caffeine, other stimulants DiffDx IBD, DM, CA, thyroid disease. See Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Eating disorder.
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Another way of analyzing the purging behavior is to look at the amount of resident polymer at the discharge.
This pattern of ingesting huge quantities of attention and then vomiting up anything that is fed resembles bulimia so closely that I will often ask directly about purging behavior when I see the help-rejecting complainer in action.
The DSM-IV criteria for eating disorder classify insulin omission as a purging behavior.
The primary goal of treatment for bulimia is to reduce or eliminate binge eating and purging behavior.
According to the DSM-IV-TR (2000), individuals suffering from bulimia eat a large amount of food in a limited time period, experience a lack of control over eating during that time, engage in inappropriate purging behavior, display maladaptive eating patterns at least two times per week for 3 months, and are hypersensitive to weight fluctuations.
Negative Attributes: Muscle loss and weakness in patients who do not exhibit purging behaviors.
Electrolyte imbalances caused by purging behaviors also negatively impact the brain and heart.
To illustrate, a client with bulimia and dextromethorphan dependence resumed purging behaviors before being discharged from an inpatient substance abuse treatment program.
In addition to the items used to create the Dieting scale, EAT-26 includes items about the frequency of problematic eating behaviors, including binge eating, purging behaviors, and history of treatment for an eating disorder.
There is a tendency to look for extreme bingeing and purging behaviors to detect an eating disorder; however, these often are private behaviors that may be well hidden from family and friends.
She found that boys were less likely than girls to have used purging behaviors, such as vomiting or using laxatives, to control their weight in the month prior to the study (23.