Bulimia nervosa

British journal of hospital medicine 07/1983; 29(6):537-8, 541-2.
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    • "It has long been suggested that perception of loss of control and perceived excessive intake are more important than the actual amount of food consumed in defining binge eating episodes (Fairburn, 1983). Age of onset and predictors of OBEs and SBEs appear to be almost identical (Stice, Killen, Hayward, & Taylor, 1998). "
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    ABSTRACT: This study sought to determine if amount of food consumed is important in defining binge eating episodes in individuals with bulimia nervosa (BN). Women (N = 30) with DSM-IV BN (OBN) and women (N = 25) who would have met DSM-IV criteria for BN except that their binge episodes were not objectively large (SBN) were recruited from the community. Subjects completed telephone interviews and questionnaires. Results demonstrated no significant differences between women with OBN and SBN in levels of dietary restraint, disinhibition, or hunger; no significant differences in general psychopathology; and significant differences in frequency of binge/purge episodes and impulsiveness. Differences in impulsiveness remained after controlling for frequency of binge/purge episodes. These results partially validate current diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa and elucidate one factor, impulsiveness, that may be important in understanding objective binge episodes in bulimia nervosa.
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    Full-text · Article · Apr 1984 · British medical journal (Clinical research ed.)
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    ABSTRACT: The binge-purge syndrome (bulimarexia) is one of the four major eating disorders. It is a very important entity with which all clinicians should have some familiarity. This is true not only because of its frequency and the potential severity of several of its numerous complications, but because it has become one of the common masqueraders of modern medicine. Indeed, nephrologists may become interested in and involved with patients having this disorder because of their frequent fluid-electrolyte and acid-base disturbances, particularly hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis, which initially often cause considerable diagnostic confusion. This paper presents an overall view of the binge-purge syndrome, with focus on several of its nephrologic aspects.
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