Bulimia: Purging for Perfection

An examination of the disease Bulimia and the psychological states the individual undergoes experiencing the disease.

This paper looks at the sickness, bulimia. The author shows how bulimia reflects the afflicted’s need to feel in control. It is an ongoing battle they encounter with perfection. The characteristics of a bulimic and the disease itself are looked at in-depth.
Everybody eats. We do so both because we need to and because we enjoy it. However, as with all human behavior, there are huge differences between people. Some eat more, some eat less, some put on weight easily, others do not. And some people go to such extremes that they harm themselves, by eating too much or too little. As a result, they may harm their health and come to the attention of doctors. Here, we will discuss the issue of bulimia.