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Compulsive Overeating ↓

Compulsive overeaters, or binge eaters, engage in short feasts wherein they consume a large amount of calories. Unlike bulimics, they do not purge after these episodes, and thus tend to gain weight. They often struggle with feelings of shame and depression.

Bulimia Nervosa ↓

Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating—consuming a lot of food quickly—followed by compensatory behavior, most commonly vomiting or "purging."

Body Immage ↓

One's sense of the self and one's body.

Polyphagia ↓

Pathological overeating. Also known as bulimia.