Coexistence of bulimia nervosa and mania: A literature review and case report

Catherine M Shisslak, Teri Perse, Marjorie Crago

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Abstract

A literature review of the relationship between bulimia and affective disorder showed that the evidence from empirical research and case report studies suggests that a sizeable subgroup of bulimics suffer from bipolar disorder as well as bulimia and may benefit from antimanic medications such as lithium. A case report is presented of a bulimic patient with manic symptoms who was successfully treated with lithium. However, the use of lithium should be avoided with any patient who is purging, since it may exacerbate the loss of intracellular potassium, thereby increasing the risk of cardiac toxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-184
Number of pages4
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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Bulimia Nervosa
Bipolar Disorder
Lithium
Bulimia
Antimanic Agents
Empirical Research
Mood Disorders
Potassium

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychology(all)

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Coexistence of bulimia nervosa and mania : A literature review and case report. / Shisslak, Catherine M; Perse, Teri; Crago, Marjorie.

In: Comprehensive Psychiatry, Vol. 32, No. 2, 1991, p. 181-184.

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