Journal article

Blindness and bulimia nervosa: A description of a case report and its treatment

F Fernandez-Aranda, JM Crespo, S Jimenez-Murcia, I Krug, J Vallejo-Ruiloba

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS | WILEY | Published : 2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Blindness has rarely been described in the eating disorder (ED) literature. In case reports in which this condition has been reported before an ED, it was concluded that visual body image was not essential for the development of the ED. This is the first report in which bulimia nervosa (BN) and its treatment in a blind woman were described. METHOD: We report a single diagnosed and treated case of BN in a blind, 47-year-old Spanish woman. This case presented as its main characteristics the late onset of the ED, restrictive dieting, binging, and consequent purging behavior characterized by vomiting and great difficulties of coping with stress. From the beginning, the woman's body im..

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