Treatment is directed at controlling the underlying sleep disorder.(4) For cases associated with sleepwalking and restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movements of sleep, either monotherapy or combined therapy utilizing dopaminergic agents (including bupropion), benzodiazepines, and opiates can be effective, whereas psychological treatments are usually ineffective.

Sleep-related eating disorders share much in common with the 'nocturnal eating syndrome' in adults; (1.4 42) the latter, in fact, may represent the subgroup of patients with sleep-related eating disorders who ate during full consciousness. However, the 'night eating syndrome' typically involves compulsive eating before the onset of sleep, namely a presleep eating disorder.

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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