What is it?

Bulimia is a mental illness. It is an eating disorder characterised by periods of uncontrollable episodes of binge eating followed by behaviour to counteract the binge eating.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of bulimia may include:

  • Eating a large volume of food in a short period of time (binge eating).
  • The feeling of loosing control of the amount of food that is eaten.
  • Compensatory measures after the binge eating, such as self-induced vomiting or use of laxatives.
  • Feelings of guild, disgust and shame.

What to expect?

In addition to treatment by your doctor or psychologist you can try the following things:

  • Maintaining a normal rhythm by going to sleep at normal times and getting out of bed early in the morning.
  • Try to keep doing your normal daily activities.

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