n. a psychological eating disorder which alternates between episodes of bingeing (binge eating or overeating) and purging (vomiting food or overexercising). The former manifests as an uncontrolled type of hunger while the latter is a form of compensatory behavior.

BULIMIA NERVOSA: "More of a psychological disorder, bulimia nervosa struggles between self-gratification with food and self-condemnation over eating."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BULIMIA NERVOSA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bulimia-nervosa/ (accessed October 15, 2021).