Bulimia nervosa and its relation to voice changes in young adults: A simple review of epidemiology, complications, diagnostic criteria and management
Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 08/01/2012
Rajiah K et al. – It is necessary to observe laryngeal and vocal signs and symptoms associated with Bulimia nervosa (BN), especially in teenagers whose voices are going through a period of change. The contribution of this type of investigation, which should begin with a clinical history, is essential for minimizing the complications of bulimia nervosa. Thus, adolescents and adults with voice disorders should be investigated in greater detail.Methods
- A review of the literature was done based on a survey of BIOMED CENTRAL and COCHRANE @ OVID databases, which are linked to the IMU ezproxy virtual library.
- The keywords bulimia nervosa, teenage complications and voice changes were used.
- Citations with summaries were chosen to limit the topic, for the period between 2000 and 2010, in English.
- Of the ninety three papers authors found, twenty three were used as a basis for this review.
- Among them, only three discuss BN as an etiology factor associated with voice changes in adult women, and authors did not find any paper associating this with bulimic teenagers.