individuals with Bulimia come from over controlling families where
nurturance is lacking. Studies suggest that sexual abuse survivors are
more prone to the disorder, as are fraternal twins and first degree
relatives of those who have anorexia, the latter suggesting a biological
component as well.
key characteristics of this disorder include bingeing (the intake of large
quantities of food) and purging (elimination of the food through
artificial means such as forced vomiting, excessive use of laxatives,
periods of fasting, or excessive exercise).
is similar to Anorexia in that the primary focus is on restoring health
and then focusing on normal eating patterns and exploring underlying
with bulimia are less reluctant to get treatment due to the more obvious
symptoms and self recognition of such. Prognosis is therefore