Eating Disorder – Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa categorised as an eating disorder is characterized by recurrent episodes of uncontrollable urges to eat in excess and these urges are followed by an excessive need to unnaturally eliminate the consumed food in order to not gain weight. Some examples of these unnatural ways can be deliberate vomiting, abuse of laxatives and even excessive exercising.

To establish a diagnosis of Bulimia Nervosa, this binging and elimination pattern should occur on an average at least twice a week for a minimum of a period of three months.

The following assessment can help you check whether you might or might not be leaning towards this particular disorder.

1.Do you go on strict >1200 calorie diets?
2.Do you count the calories of all that you eat in a day?
3.Do you weigh yourself more than two times a day?
4.Have you ever forced yourself to vomit after eating any consumable goods?
5.How often do you indulge in over eating till the point of feeling physical discomfort?
6.Do you eat in differenty when in public than when you are alone? Eg – Do you eat less in public and excessively in private?
7.Can you stop eating whenever you decide?
8.How often do you have thoughts of eating in excess?
9.Do you tend to overeat when you feel emotional?
10.Are you comfortable gaining 3< kgs?

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