bulimia bulimia  /bju ˈlɪ mi ə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation
  2. (n) pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)

Usage(s):

  1. Nobody knows for certain how many of the estimated 11 million Americans suffering from anorexia or bulimia visit those websites.
  2. Sometimes people with BDD also have bulimia, according to Brown psychiatrist Katharine Phillips, a leading authority on the illness.
  3. Prozac has been approved for bulimia and obsessive-compulsive disorder in addition to depression, while Zoloft can be used for OCD, and Paxil for both OCD and panic disorder.

News

  1. Anorexia, Bulimia Linked to Disturbance in Brain Region

    Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are among the deadliest of psychiatric disorders, with few proven effective treatments. The insidious disorders are characterized by extreme eating behavior and distorted body image and often occur during adolescence and young adulthood. A new study from the University of California – San Diego suggests that the altered function of [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  2. The Weiner Eclipse: In Crowded Field, He Who Cannot Be Named Is the Only One Who Can Be Named

    Illustration by David Chelsea John Liu’s campaign finance fraud issues. Christine Quinn’s revelations of bulimia as a young woman and a stint in rehab. Bill de Blasio’s wife coming out as a lesbian in a previous life, and a white candidate maybe possibly calling a black one an “environmental racist.” And yet there is only one candidate among them who is widely recognized—and he wears gray boxer ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

  3. One mom's fight against bulimia, suicide

    After losing her daughter to bulimia and suicide, Suzi Heim is working to save others. She organized a walk to benefit the National Eating Disorder Association that will be held this Saturday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KSHB-TV Kansas City

Quotes

  1. Mr Prescott said: "Now I've come out about my bulimia, I hope I might do something to help the many young women - and others - who suffer from it. I hope that it will encourage people to come out and discuss these matters and not suffer in silence."
    on Apr 20, 2008 By: John Prescott Source: This is London

  2. Newton said she suffered from "horrible bulimia for about a year," and still has "the scars on my knuckles from where I put my fingers down my throat."
    on Aug 3, 2007 By: Thandie Newton Source: Eurweb.com

  3. The woman "was fitted into the single frame of bulimia and anorexia nervosa from the age of twenty," writes Groopman. "It was easily understandable that each of her doctors received her case within that one frame. All the data fit neatly...
    on Apr 7, 2007 By: Jerome Groopman Source: Washington Post

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