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Living with bulimia nervosa: a case report

Hasan Mervan Aytaç, Çiçek Hocaoglu.

Abstract
Eating disorders are characterized by the deterioration of eating behavior in various ways due to biological, psychological, familial, and socio-cultural factors. The prevalence of eating disorders is reported around 1% for anorexia nervosa (AN), 2-4% for bulimia nervosa (BN), and 3-4% for binge eating disorder (BED) in Western societies. The increasing of frequency in eating disorders is thought to be associated with cultural changes, increasing assimilation of Western culture and industrialization, weakening of family relations, and diminishing of social support. This increase in prevalence appeals more academic interest to this topic. BN is a life-threatening disorder that is characterized by recurrent binge eating episodes followed by self-induced vomiting or other compensatory methods (e.g., abuse of laxatives, diuretics, or excessive exercise) to prevent weight gain. The disorder is more common in women and average age of onset of BN in women is reported to be earlier than men (15-18 years). In this case report, we discuss a 46-year-old woman with the recurrent binge eating episodes followed by self- induced vomiting for 27 years, in the framework of her background and medical history, and dynamic theories of psychiatry.

Key words: bulimia nervosa, female, eating disorders


 
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Hasan Mervan Aytac, Cicek Hocaoglu. Living with bulimia nervosa: a case report. PBS. 2016; 6(3): 158-63. doi:10.5455/jmood.20160328052721


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Hasan Mervan Aytac, Cicek Hocaoglu. Living with bulimia nervosa: a case report. https://www.pbsciences.org/?mno=214836 [Access: December 15, 2023]. doi:10.5455/jmood.20160328052721


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Hasan Mervan Aytac, Cicek Hocaoglu. Living with bulimia nervosa: a case report. PBS. 2016; 6(3): 158-63. doi:10.5455/jmood.20160328052721



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Hasan Mervan Aytac, Cicek Hocaoglu. Living with bulimia nervosa: a case report. PBS. (2016), [cited December 15, 2023]; 6(3): 158-63. doi:10.5455/jmood.20160328052721



Harvard Style

Hasan Mervan Aytac, Cicek Hocaoglu (2016) Living with bulimia nervosa: a case report. PBS, 6 (3), 158-63. doi:10.5455/jmood.20160328052721



Turabian Style

Hasan Mervan Aytac, Cicek Hocaoglu. 2016. Living with bulimia nervosa: a case report. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 6 (3), 158-63. doi:10.5455/jmood.20160328052721



Chicago Style

Hasan Mervan Aytac, Cicek Hocaoglu. "Living with bulimia nervosa: a case report." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 6 (2016), 158-63. doi:10.5455/jmood.20160328052721



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Hasan Mervan Aytac, Cicek Hocaoglu. "Living with bulimia nervosa: a case report." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 6.3 (2016), 158-63. Print. doi:10.5455/jmood.20160328052721



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Hasan Mervan Aytac, Cicek Hocaoglu (2016) Living with bulimia nervosa: a case report. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 6 (3), 158-63. doi:10.5455/jmood.20160328052721