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    1. Family Involvement Helps in Treating Teen Bulimia

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with bulimia recover faster when their parents are involved in their treatment, new research reports. Traditionally, parents have been excluded from the treatment and counseling of teens with bulimia, the re

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    2. 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 BM

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    3. 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

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    4. 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

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    5. 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

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    6. 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

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    7. 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

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    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

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    9. 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

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    10. 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

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