This binge-eating is followed by purging (vomiting, excessive use of laxatives or diuretics), fasting, or excessive exercise.People with bulimia usually weigh within a normal range, but like those who have anorexia, they fear gaining weight, wish to lose weight, and feel intensely dissatisfied with their bodies.A 2004 study found that two-thirds of people with eating disorders suffer from an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives and that around 42 percent had developed an anxiety disorder during childhood, well before the onset of their eating disorder.Other studies also confirm that an anxiety disorder usually the onset of an eating disorder, but panic disorder often follows.Benefits are usually seen in 12 to 16 weeks, depending on the individual.
Even though they are often underweight, they have an intense fear of becoming fat.
But they do not purge their bodies of excess calories, and many people with this disorder are overweight or obese.
They experience feelings of guilt, shame, or distress, often leading to another cycle of binge eating.
Most people can find something they don’t like about their body, and many take steps to eat more healthfully or start an exercise plan to improve their appearance.
Those with eating disorders develop habits that can cause a great deal of harm.