Symptoms: -Restricted Eating -Performing on an empty stomach -Binge eating -Purging -Losing voice from purging -Cut wrists -Self medicating
Disorder Research: -Binge eating -Binging can be followed by periods of not eating -Forced vomiting -Compulsive exercising -Common to also suffer from depression -Bulimics can have normal body weights
Symptoms in DMS V: -Recurrent episodes of binge eating -Self induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics or other medications, fasting or excessive exercise -Binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviors both occur on average at least once a week for 3 months -Self evaluation is unduly influenced by body shape and weight
Changes Between DMS IV and DMS V: -Reduced the frequency of binge eating and compensatory behaviors from twice weekly to once a week
Treatments: -Psychological counseling -Sometimes medication such as antidepressants
Evaluation: -Demi Lovato does have the disorder according to the DSM V because she had recurrent episodes of binge eating and self induced vomiting followed for over three months while on tour. This was influenced by body shape and weight.