Skip to content

Bulimia Nervosa Health Center

News and Features Related to Bulimia Nervosa

  1. Bulimia Tied to Brain Differences

    Jan. 5, 2009 -- Women with bulimia nervosa may be particularly impulsive because of their brain activity patterns, a new study shows. The study, published in January's edition of the Archives of General Psychiatry, included 20 women with bulimia and 20 women without bulimia. The women's ages and BMI

    Read Full Article
  2. Family Therapy Helps Teens With Bulimia

    Sept. 4, 2007 -- A family-based approach showing promise to help treat children and teens with anorexia may be an even more effective treatment for bulimia. Family-based treatment involves close monitoring of an anorexic or bulimic child's eating behavior by parents who are encouraged to intervene w

    Read Full Article
  3. American Idol Runner-up Admits Bulimia

    She wowed cantankerous American Idol host Simon Cowell with her rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Now Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee is doing the same for troubled women across the country by disclosing her battle with the eating disorder bulimia. According to reports in People magazine, M

    Read Full Article
  4. Scientists Hot on Trail of Bulimia Genes

    Sept. 20, 2005 -- Scientists may be closer to finding the genes that make a young person vulnerable to eating disorders. Moreover, new techniques developed in the study may help researchers find genetic linkages for other complex medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Cynthia M

    Read Full Article
  5. Living With Bulimia: Kathy Benn

    By Kathy Benn Two years ago, on a summer Sunday night at about 10 p.m., I found my daughter's body in her bedroom. She had gone up to her room to read and I was sitting at the kitchen table when I heard a strange sigh from Shel's bedroom. I thought she was on the phone and someone had just told her

    Read Full Article
  6. Prozac Prevents Bulimia Relapse

    Jan. 16, 2002 -- Studies have already shown that the antidepressant fluoxetine, better known by the trade name Prozac, is effective for short-term, emergency treatment of severe bulimia. Now, a new study shows that continued use of the drug can prevent people with bulimia from falling back into the

    Read Full Article
  7. Antisuicide Therapy May Help Bulimics Cope With Disease.

    April 23, 2001 -- A form of therapy originally developed to keep people from attempting suicide also seems to help bulimics break out of the binge/purge cycle. "Dialectical behavior therapy," as it's called, teaches new ways to control and manage emotions, replacing dangerous behaviors with much hea

    Read Full Article
  8. Antisuicide Therapy May Help Bulimics Cope With Disease

    April 23, 2001 -- A form of therapy originally developed to keep people from attempting suicide also seems to help bulimics break out of the binge/purge cycle. "Dialectical behavior therapy," as it's called, teaches new ways to control and manage emotions, replacing dangerous behaviors with much hea

    Read Full Article
  9. Light Therapy Lessens Bulimics' Binging and Purging

    April 6, 2001 -- That light box some people use to beat the "winter blues" may do more good for our minds than we thought: They may be useful in treating other mental disorders, including eating disorders. Phototherapy -- or the regular use of concentrated bright light -- is a widely recognized trea

    Read Full Article
  10. Bulimia Increases Risk of Miscarriage, Premature Delivery

    July 11, 2000 -- Women with bulimia nervosa are at higher risk for complications if they become pregnant, a study presented last week at the Royal College of Psychiatrists meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, reveals. But pregnancy actually may be a good time to treat the eating disorder, experts say. Bu

    Read Full Article
Displaying 1 - 10 of 11 Articles Page 1 2 Next >>

Today on WebMD

Bulimia Nervosa Symptoms
Article
Bulimia Nervosa What Happens
Article
 
Fibro Common Misdiagnoses
Article
Teen with OCD
Article
 
Girls Eating Disorders
Article
Bulimia Nervosa Treatment Overview
Article
 
woman sleeping on white bed
Article
Young woman looking at herself in the mirror
Article
 

WebMD Special Sections