What classifies somebody as being bulimic?

Bulimia. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating, followed by frantic efforts to avoid gaining weight. They constantly battle with the desire to lose weight or stay thin and the overwhelming compulsion to binge eat. Once they binge, they try 2 “undo” it, by taking ex-lax, inducing vomiting, or going for a ten-mile run.

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What classifies somebody as being bulimic? How do you get diagnosed?

Bulimia Nervosa. Is from the greek words meaning ravenous hunger. It is an eating disorder characterized by binging & purging, consuming large amount of food in short time then vomiting/taking laxative or diuretic/excessive exercising. More in females. Majority are of normal weight. They have impulsive behaviors such as overspending, & family history of eating disorders, mood disorders & substance abuse.Tx is ssri. Read more...