binge-eating and purging

binge-eating and purging,

n a type of anorexia nervosa in which an individual consumes a large amount of food and then forces vomiting or uses enemas, laxatives, or diuretics to avoid additional weight gain.
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1) Morbidity and mortality rates may be even higher than officially reported because these patients often deny or hide the extent of their fasting, binge-eating and purging behaviors.
Clinical studies have demonstrated that treatment with Prozac leads to a significant reduction in binge-eating and purging episodes, according to Freda C.
An improved sense of control over binge-eating and purging behaviors is a crucial factor in the successful long-term management of this illness.