Bulimia nervosaBulimia nervosa, more commonly known as bulimia, is a psychological condition in which the subject engages in recurrent binge eating then intentionally does one or more of the following in order to compensate for the intake of the food and prevent weight gain:
- inappropriately uses laxatives, enemas, diuretics or other medication
- exercises excessively
Bulimia is a pathology having to do with body image and the desperate desire to appear thin. The majority of bulimic patients are young females from 10 to 30 years old, although the disorder can occur in people of all ages and both sexes.