This article consists of a shortened and annotated translation of a
paper on "An Interesting Oral Symptom Complex and Its Relationship to
Addiction" by M. Wulff of Berlin, which was delivered before the German
Psychoanalytic Society on April 12, 1932. The article describes four cases
of an eating disorder in women that was characterized by binge eating,
hypersomnolence, apathetic depression, and disparagement of the body image.
After the eating binges, all four patients manifested periods of fasting,
and two of the three, about whom such information is available, vomited.
Translations of large excerpts of the case histories are presented together
with a summary of Wulff's discussion.