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"1 : an abnormal and constant craving for food
2 : a serious eating disorder that occurs chiefly in females, is characterized
by compulsive overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting or
laxative or diuretic abuse, and is often accompanied by guilt and depression
-called also bulimia nervosa"
BULIMIC (adjective or noun)
- Bulimia nervosa
It "is an eating disorder in which the subject engages in
recurrent binge eating followed by feelings of guilt, depression, and
The sufferer will then engage in compensatory behaviors to make up for
the excessive eating, which are referred to as "purging".
Purging can take the form of vomiting, fasting, the use of laxatives,
enemas, diuretics or other medications, or overexercising."
1 Diagnosis 2 Cyclic patterns 3 Types 4 Causes 5 Consequences 6 Related
psychological disorders 7 See also 8 References
It "is a cyclical and recurring pattern of binge eating
(uncontrolled bursts of overeating) followed by guilt, self-recrimination
and overcompensatory behaviour such as crash dieting, overexercising
and purging to compensate for the excessive caloric intake..."
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can't put a face on an eating disorder, but you can face them. (No link)