Bulimia Nervosa

Expert Q&A

Assessing and Treating Bulimia in Teens and Young Adults

Topics: Assessment | Bulimia Nervosa

CCPR: When does bulimia typically present? Dr. Lock: Symptoms usually begin at about 15 or 16, but patients may not meet full diagnostic criteria for bulimia until 18, 19, or 20. Often they are off at college by then, so they’re being identified and treated more at that stage. CCPR: What is the difference between “bulimic symptoms” and DSM-5

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Research Update

New Canadian Eating Disorders Guidelines

Topics: Anorexia Nervosa | Bulimia Nervosa | Eating Disorders | Least Restrictive Environment

Review of: Couturier J et al, J Eating Disorders 2020;8:4 Good guidelines can optimize clinical practice. The APA last published eating disorder guidelines in 2012. In 2020, a group of Canadian psychiatrists published new practice guidelines for eating disorder treatment. Let’s take a look. This systematic and comprehensive literature review scr

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Clinical Update

Light Therapy: Good for What Ails You?

Topics: ADHD | Alternative treatments | Antidepressant Augmentation | Bipolar Depression | Bulimia Nervosa | Complementary treatments | Complimentary Medicine | Depression | Depressive Disorder | Light and Dark Therapy | Light therapy | Lightbox | PTSD | Seasonal Affective Disorder | Sexual Dysfunction | Sleep | Sleep Disorders | Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

There are several lifestyle changes with broad health benefits that we often encourage in our patients. Exercise, a healthy diet, sleep hygiene, and supportive social connections are near the top of the list, and bright daytime light might be worth adding. Light therapy is a standard treatment for seasonal affective disorder, and in this article we’ll

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