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binge and purge

slang To eat a large quantity of food and vomit shortly thereafter (as is symptomatic of the eating disorder bulimia), often repeatedly. Because she goes to the bathroom immediately after every meal, I'm starting to worry that she's binging and purging.
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binge and purge

to overeat and vomit, alternatively and repeatedly. (A symptom of the condition called bulimia.) She had binged and purged a number of times before she finally sought help from a doctor. Terry had been bingeing and purging for a number of years and was very, very thin.
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VAN (CyHAN)- A soldier, who was martyred by an accident by the bullet of his friend's gun during binging and purging in Tatvan district of the eastern province of Bitlis, was sent to his hometown, which is located in Ecorlu district of Tekirday-, from Van on Tuesday.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants, such as fluoxetine (Prozac) and sertraline (Zoloft), help decrease cravings and anxiety associated with binging and purging by blocking the reuptake of serotonin and increasing its availability in the brain.
Oral Mucosa: The oral mucous membranes and the pharynx may also be traumatized by binging and purging, due to the rapid ingestion of large amounts of food and by the force of regurgitation.
Malka didn't even know that eating disorders existed when her daughter Shira began binging and purging at 15.
It also reduces the incidence of binging and purging required to be diagnosed with bulimia from twice a week to once a week for at least three months.
McManus (1995) found that not only did bulimic women show significantly higher scores across the Dissociative Experiences Scale but also on the subscales of depersonalization, derealization, and amnesia that are most highly correlated with Eating Attitudes Test subscales pertaining to binging and purging.
By definition, children with bulimia binge or purge (usually doing both), as do girls with the binging and purging type of anorexia.
These acts of binging and purging are usually kept secret and may go undetected for years.
The remainder go on to have problems with binging and purging that are not sufficient to warrant a formal diagnosis of bulimia.
While few children meet the criteria for full-blown Anorexia or Bulimia - eating disorders characterized by intense fear of fat and either severe weight loss or binging and purging behavior - a surprising number engage in habits which may lead to life-threatening consequences.
The roots of binging and purging in these cases remain unclear, he contends.
Dieting heavily between episodes of binging and purging is also common.
Binging and purging, while not associated with the educational process, describe activities associated with the eating disorder bulimia nervosa.