An emotional disorder involving the distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by feelings of shame and distress and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting.
Common symptoms include:
Regular intake of large amounts of food accompanied by a sense of loss of control over eating behavior
Recurrent episodes of inappropriate purging behaviors such as vomiting, laxative or diuretic abuse, fasting, and/or obsessive or compulsive exercise
Extreme concern with body weight and shape