Epidemiology

According to an estimation in DSM-IV about 6 per cent of 5- to 11-year-old children suffer from the disorder. Aetiology

There are two main factors said to be responsible for the aetiology, genetic influences and brain damage. As far as genetic influences are concerned, there are no valid studies that confirm this assumption. Regarding brain damage, the question arises whether early brain damage can result in a specific impairment of motor functions, whilst other functions are within normal limits. (i54 and ID As this appears very unlikely, comorbidity with other disorders should be considered the norm and specificity regarded as the exception.(48,)

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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