Eating Order Not Otherwise Specified
Binge Eating Disorder
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Drug Abuse and Addiction
"Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by a secretive cycle of binge eating followed by purging. Bulimia includes eating large amounts of food – more than most people would eat in one meal – in short periods of time, then getting rid of the good and calories through vomiting, laxative abuse, or over-exercising."
- Symptoms include:
- Repeated episodes of bingeing and purging
- Feeling out of control during a binge and eating beyond the point of comfortable fullness
- Purging after a binge
- Frequent dieting
- Extreme concern with body weight and shape”
– "What is an Eating Disorder?" NEDA
"Over the past few years, there has been increasing evidence of disordered eating occurring among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Contrary to the persistent belief that eating disorders affect only young, white women, analysis of the Minnesota Adolescent Health Study found that dieting was associated with weight dissatisfaction, perceived overweight, and low body pride in all ethnic groups." – "Eating Disorders in Women of Color," NEDA
For more information, please see the National Eating Disorders Association.