Symptom fluctuation in bulimia nervosa: relation to menstrual-cycle phase and cortisol levels

@article{Lester2002SymptomFI,
  title={Symptom fluctuation in bulimia nervosa: relation to menstrual-cycle phase and cortisol levels},
  author={Nedl A. Lester and Pamela K. Keel and Susan F. Lipson},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={33},
  pages={51 - 60}
}
Background. Individuals with bulimia nervosa report significant symptom fluctuation, and some studies have suggested a premenstrual exacerbation of binge frequency. The purpose of this study is to explore the hormonal correlates of symptom fluctuation in bulimia nervosa. Method. For five consecutive weeks (one full menstrual cycle), eight women with bulimia nervosa and eight non-eating-disordered control women collected morning saliva samples and recorded several mood characteristics; the… 
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