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bulimia(bo͝o-lē′mē-ə, -lĭm′ē-ə, bo͞o-, byo͞o-)
bulimiaBulimia nervosa Psychiatry A compulsive eating disorder characterized by binge eating, frequent fasting, laxative use, induced vomiting, and inappropriate compensation to prevent weight gain; BN usually affects ♀ at a slightly later–age 17-25 onset than anorexia nervosa, but shares its preoccupation with food; bulimics may consume enormous quantities of food, in a 'binge', followed by self-induced emesis, a 'purge'; bulimia is either 1º, or a component of other diseases–eg, schizophrenia, OCs, Klüver-Bucy, and Kleine-Levin syndromes; bulimics may have concomitant impulsive behavior–alcohol and drug abuse, poor peer and parental relations; sexual promiscuity, prostitution, and stealing may be required to financially support the eating 'addiction'; bulimia affects 1.3% of ♀ and 0.1% of ♂; bulimics may have imparied cholecystokinin secretion which may response to tricyclic antidepressants. See Binge. Cf Scarlet O'Hara 'syndrome. '.
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bulimiaAn uncontrollable, compulsive eating disorder, usually affecting young women who regularly eat to the point of bloating and nausea. 15,000 calories may be taken in a few hours. Binges are followed by induced vomiting and deliberate purgation. People with this disorder often show damage to the teeth from stomach acid and scars on the fingers from tooth trauma occurring while inducing vomiting. The most effective treatment, as recommended by NICE, is cognitive behaviour therapy. Compare ANOREXIA NERVOSA.
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Patient discussion about bulimia
Q. BINGE DRINKING can binge drinking cause death?
Q. i tend to binge on food and i love nuts!does it pose any health danger if you eat too much of it? i just love spanish peanut and a mixture of cashew,almond & macademia.i eat a lot of it everyday.
Q. I think I am a Bipolar.Help me to diagnose my bipolar disorder. Hi, I am Andrew 14. I think I am a Bipolar, I have really bad phases of depression inc. Self harm bulimia and suicidal thoughts as well as phases of hyper activity and huge screaming rows . Can anybody help me to diagnose my bipolar disorder?
A self diagnosis will not be of any help to you. If you believe you may be suffering with bipolar disorder it is time to make an appointment to see your doctor and ask for a referral to a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist will be able to properly diagnose you and get the proper treatements started. I would look into councelling as well. It helps to combine the medications with theropy, both individual and treatement. I wish you all the best.