Bulimia Nervosa Research

(Also Known As: Bulimia Research, Bulimic Research, Eating Disorder Research, Binge-Purge Disorder Research)

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Based on a new retrospective case control study conducted at St. George's Hospital in London, there is a great risk of miscarriage, prematurity, and postnatal depression among women with active bulimia nervosa. The comparison of 122 women with active BN during pregnancy versus 82 controls with quiescent BN is made by Drs. John F. Morgan and J.H. Lacey. There are higher percentages of women with active bulimia nervosa at risk for possible miscarriage, preterm delivery, and gestational diabetes. And all of these women with active bulimia were binge eaters and 95% of them were suggesting vomiting. 6


A study that was held at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden shows that out of 136 women in a study, 77 of them suffer from bulimia. The initial tests showed that women with eating disorders have a higher level of testosterone than those without the eating disorder. Testosterone is a male hormone which is also present among women and is responsible for activating the appetite center of the brain. A reduction in this hormone can help control hunger pangs and control the appetite level in the body. Women in the study were treated with estrogen for 3 months and there were significant results of a decreased desire to eat and consume fats and sugar while three of the women in the study were symptoms free of bulimia.7

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Anorexia Nervosa – Starvation, Over-Exercise, Laxatives, Diuretics, Warped Body Image
Anxiety Disorder NOS – Pathological Fears, Irrational Anxiousness, Stress, Phobias
Binge Eating Disorder – Eating Unusual Amount of Food, Depression, Anxiety, Guilty
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Anxiety, Obsessive, Compulsive Behavior Hidden to Others, Anxiety, Paranoid
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Nightmares, Insomnia, Sexual Abuse, Irritation, Social Impairment, Problems with Memory and Concentration, Intrusive Memories, Hyper-Vigilance