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Brains of Bulimics are Different by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 12 Mar 2009 3:42pm According to an article published in the January 2009 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, women with bulimia, when compared with healthy women, show different patterns of brain activity while doing a task that requires self-regulation. This abnormality may underlie binge eating and other impulsive behaviors associated with eat ... Read on »
Crazy Colleen: Battling Bulimic Stigmas by Dina S. Posted Thu 14 Oct 2010 6:55am by Colleen Baker, mental health blogger (Courtesy of s ignsofbulimia.com ) If you couldn’t already tell by last week’s post, my entries will be extremely personal. And if you couldn’t tell by my pen name, I can relate quite a bit to quite a few mental disorders or diseases. This week, I will be tackling one of my personal enemies for t ... Read on »
On Bulimics by Tracy Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 12:11pm 1 Comment You gotta admire bulimics. I know: bulimia is a disease. A scourge. A tooth-rotting, bowel-bending, gut-rupturing plague. But the sheer persistence and steely-eyed determination it takes for bulimics to do what they do, day in and day out, is really something special. If I needed, say, a trench dug in the searing heat of August, or a pyramid ... Read on »
Neurocircuitry in bulimics by Tiptoe Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 12:00am New research in an article on the brain differences in bulimics appears in the January issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry. The study consisted of 40 participants (20 with bulimia who had a median duration of illness of nine years and 20 healthy controls). While undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging, participants were shown pic ... Read on »
"I was a baby bulimic" by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 16 Jul 2009 10:05pm Disregard the sensationalistic title and check out this wonderful essay called " I was a baby bulimic: A food critic comes to terms with his appetite," by Frank Bruni. What struck me, besides the descriptions of bulimia by a male in the early 1980s, was how early in his life the overeating and purging started, and how it appeared to be an echo ... Read on »
One of the Problems Being Overweight is You Have a Greater Chance of Being Bulimic by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted Tue 20 Sep 2011 4:06pm The disorder bulimia includes recurring episodes of binge eating with compensatory weight-regulating behaviors like self-induced vomiting, laxative overuse, diuretics, and enemas, fasting, and excessive exercise. What you might not know about bulimia is that many women who overweight are also bulimic. Recent research showed that overweight bul ... Read on »
Brains of bulimics behave differently by Disordered Times .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 3:37pm Previous studies have shown that the brains of people with anorexia behave differently than in non-disordered people — read here. Now a new study suggests that bulimia, in part, may also be triggered by changes in the brain. Researchers at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute studied the performances of 20 healthy ... Read on »
A note on ’special offers’ (for bulimics) by Finding Melissa Posted Sun 20 Dec 2009 12:00am My bulimia loved a bargain. When most of the money that passed through my hands seemed to end up being flushed down the toilet pan; BOGOFs and ‘special offers’ and 50% extras felt like a godsend. A little cut priced bingeing stretched the pennies further and completely overrode any quantity control: why stop at one when the second’s f ... Read on »
New blog written by the sister of a bulimic . . . by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 13 Feb 2009 5:20pm I am very pleased to introduce you all to a new blog that I hope will be very enlightening for us and a place of support and sharing for our families: My Sister Has Bulimia. The author, a woman I am looking forward to getting to know much better, writes: Part of the reason I started this blog was to just get my emotions out. I think it ca ... Read on »
Interpersonal sensitivity predicts bulimic symptoms by Laura Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Jun 2009 9:11pm Here's a study that quantifies something many parents report: Interpersonal sensitivity predicts bulimic symptoms Read on »