Volume 1 Issue 1

April 28, 2021

A Few Words about Bulimia Nervosa

Siniša Franjić* Abstract:

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder that, like anorexia nervosa, is of psychological origin and can have horrible physical consequences. While anorexics simply starve themselves, bulimics “cleanse” themselves of vomiting they have caused themselves or other forms of dealing with extra calories. Bulimics also often use weight loss pills, laxatives and diuretics to lose weight, but also use extensive exercise or fasting. Unlike anorexic people, they are usually of normal build, sometimes even bigger, while in combination with anorexia they are extremely thin. Cleansing can have two purposes: preventing weight gain, and temporarily relieving depression and other negative feelings