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Being in the Grip of Bulimia: New Evidence on How Bulimia Relates to Addictive Behavior

  title={Being in the Grip of Bulimia: New Evidence on How Bulimia Relates to Addictive Behavior},
  author={Daniela Iorio and Michelle Sovinsky},
Using longitudinal data that tracks bulimic behavior among young girls (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Growth and Health Study) from 1988 until 1997 in the United States, we examine (1) whether the persistence in bulimia nervosa (BN) can be attributed to slow learning about the deleterious health eects of BN or if it re‡ects tolerance formed from an addiction; and 2) whether bulimic behavior is consistent with addiction criteria as stated in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of… 


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