|For Those Of You With Bulimic Tendencies
||[Aug. 30th, 2005|03:19 am]
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There has been some research done which has found there may be a link with a certain group of bulimics and S.A.D.(Seasonal Affective Disorder).
For those of you who aren't privy to what that disorder is:
Basically, when certain types of light (ideally sunlight) are filtered through your eyes to your brain..they create serotonin. In the winter months, less light = less serotonin = depression... For some people, it isn't just mild depression, but extremely serious. Depression itself could worsen bulimia, as well as the body trying for the serotonin rush caused by binging. So, I suppose, theoretically, BED/COE should take note as well.
If you find your bulimia is getting worse during the fall and winter months or if you've noticed in your ED-NOS that your bulimic tendencies only seem to happen during this period of the year, try getting outside more, take some Vitamin D, and make sure your room is as well lit as possible.