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Keep Watch For Bulimia Nervosa

By Professor Gordon S. Lynch

What is bulimia nervosa? And what warning signs should you be alert for?

Bulimia nervosa is characterised by frequently consuming food in greater amounts than would normally be consumed in one sitting. Following this binge eating, the person will engage in purging behaviour, which usually includes self-induced vomiting, the use of laxatives and/or diuretics, or intense exercise. This binge-purge behaviour can occur several times a day.

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