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bulimia:

see eating disorderseating disorders,
in psychology, disorders in eating patterns that comprise four categories: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, rumination disorder, and pica. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by self-starvation to avoid obesity.
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bulimia

see ANOREXIA NERVOSA.

Bulimia

 

voracious appetite, severe increase in appetite that usually comes on in the form of an attack and is accompanied by tormenting hunger, general weakness, and pain in the epigastrium. Bulimia occurs in some diseases of the central nervous system and the endocrine system and in certain mental illnesses. Treatment consists in attacking the cause.

bulimia

[bə′lēm·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Excessive, insatiable appetite, seen in psychotic states; a symptom of diabetes mellitus and of certain cerebral lesions. Also known as hyperphagia.

bulimia

1. pathologically insatiable hunger, esp when caused by a brain lesion
2. a disorder characterized by compulsive overeating followed by vomiting: sometimes associated with anxiety about gaining weight
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To appraise the self images and ideal self images of college juniors and seniors who are experiencing anorexia nervosa and bulemia and to compare these with those who are not experiencing these disorders.
H1: There is not a significant difference in (a) magazine advertising exposure, (b) television advertising exposure, and (c) clothing shopping exposure between (a) college students who are victims of anorexia and bulemia and (b) students who are not victims.
These findings suggest a relationship between anorexia and bulemia, on the one hand, and concern with personal appearance, on the other.
These differences could account for some of the incidence of anorexia and bulemia.
Hence, it is possible that ideal self image may be related to anorexia and bulemia.