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You won't find 'drunkorexia' in the DSM, the diagnostical manual for mental disorders, but it's a term that's being used to describe current, worrying trends in behaviour among young women.
I blogged before about the increasing problem of binge drinking in young women and the possible outcomes. The problem is now being compounded by young women skipping meals in order to compensate for the number of calories they'll take in during binge drinking episodes.
Behind it is the pressure to stay thin while still enjoying a wild lifestyle.
Besides the dangers of drinking on an empty stomach, the increased likelihood of risky behaviours and the risk of alcohol addiction through binge drinking, this could be a new pathway for the development of eating disorders.
Girls, what are we thinking?
Drunkorexia snares more young Australians