What is bulimia nervosa and how does it differ from anorexia? What are the causes, signs and symptoms of bulimia nervosa? Why does it arise? How is bulimia nervosa treated? Here you will find the answers to all these questions and get the recommendations of a psychologist on how to deal with bulimia nervosa.
Bulimia nervosa: causes, symptoms and consequences
Bulimia nervosa (bulimia nervosa) is a type of eating disorder characterized by repeated episodes of overeating, followed by behavior that compensates for the excessive amount of food consumed. It may include body cleansing, starvation, excessive exercise, or abuse of laxatives and diuretics to prevent weight gain. The cycle of overeating and subsequent cleansing can become compulsive, in some ways similar to drug dependence.