Like tweens and teens who suffer from anorexia, bulimic teenagers are also unhappy with their body image and fear that they will gain weight.
 
Bulimic teenagers will gorge repeatedly on too much food in one sitting and will then feel a loss of control and feel ashamed and disgusted because of their behaviour.
 
To regain a sense of control and to stop any weight gain, someone suffering from bulimia will then purge the food from their systems by inducing vomiting or by using laxatives.
 
This purging will give them a renewed sense of control and also a sense of relief. Bulimia can be diagnosed if a person has at least two episodes a week over a period of at least three months. People with bulimia are generally a normal weight but can also be overweight. Girls are more likely to suffer from bulimia but boys can also be bulimic. 
 
Read more about the symptoms of bulimia

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