Bulimia nervosa: an ominous variant of anorexia nervosa

@article{Russell1979BulimiaNA,
  title={Bulimia nervosa: an ominous variant of anorexia nervosa},
  author={Gerald Russell},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={1979},
  volume={9},
  pages={429 - 448}
}
  • G. Russell
  • Published 1 August 1979
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Medicine
Synopsis Thirty patients were selected for a prospective study according to two criteria: (i) an irresistible urge to overeat (bulimia nervosa), followed by self-induced vomiting or purging; (ii) a morbid fear of becoming fat. The majority of the patients had a previous history of true or cryptic anorexia nervosa. Self-induced vomiting and purging are secondary devices used by the patients to counteract the effects of overeating and prevent a gain in weight. These devices are dangerous for they… 

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