Bulimia is a psychological eating disorder.It is characterized by episodes of binge-eating followed by inappropriate methods of weight control (purging).
.Among the inappropriate methods of loosing weight we can find vomiting, fasting, excessive use of laxatives and diuretics or excessive exercises. Excessive shape and weight concerns are also characteristics of bulimia. A binge is an episode where an individual eats a much larger amount of food than most people would in a similar situation. Binge eating is not a response to intense hunger. It is usually a response to depression, stress, or self esteem issues.
loss control can be experienced during a binge episode. A short-lived
calmness then follows. Then self-loathing appears. The cycle of overeating
and purging usually becomes an obsession and is repeated often. People
with bulimia can look perfectly normal. Girls who suffer from bulimia
often feel depressed and helpless. The way they gain control is purging
making excuses to go to the bathroom immediately after meals
some may be overweight. Women with bulimia tend to be high achievers.