Health Effects of Bulimia

Bulimia (bulimia nervosa) is a common eating disorder characterized by repeated cycles of binge eating followed by regurgitation or other forms of food purging. While the superficial source of this behavior is an obsession with body weight, shape or size, underlying motivations for bulimic actions include the desire to relieve anxiety or stress and the…

Drug Abuse and Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a characteristically severe form of mental illness that produces symptoms such as delusional states of mind, hallucinations, and a loss of normal emotional expressiveness, motivation and/or thinking skills. Along with several other illnesses, it belongs to a group of mental disorders known as psychotic disorders. People who abuse drugs sometimes develop symptoms that…