Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by abnormal perception of body image, constant craving for food and binge eating, followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative use.

Signs and symptoms include:

  • Evidence of binge eating or self-induced vomiting
  • Eating food in large bites very quickly
  • Extreme concern with body weight and shape
  • Sores and calluses on the back of hand or knuckles (from inducing vomiting)
  • Abuse of laxatives, diet pills, diuretics, emetics

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