Loneliness causes not only feelings of sorrow and depression, but can lead to more serious consequences, such as bulimia.
Bulimia is a psychosomatic illness that is manifested in a digestive disorder. People who suffer from bulimia (most of them women below 30 years of age) are constantly struggling with overweight, caused by uncontrolled overdose attacks. A characteristic feature of bulimia is the extremely strong hunger that occurs in attacks, which is practically impossible to cope. Patients with bulimia absorb a huge amount of food, eat nervously and excerpts. However, this appetite is accompanied by constant fear of stinging, fears over its shape and appearance, so patients with bulimia deliberately cause vomiting or use strong laxatives after episodes of overeating. All this leads to clinical manifestations of the disease.
According to modern scholars, bulimia is a typical psychosomatic illness, that is, a disease that is based on psychological and emotional causes.
On the one hand, bulimia can serve as a mechanism for psychological protection during extremely stressful periods, with depressions and neuroses, in difficult life situations, since eating has a calming, calming effect. An over-the-counter affliction occurs as one of the ways to cope with a difficult situation and overcome stress.
On the other hand, the main cause of bulimia can be considered loneliness, feeling emptiness, overcoming human. In this case, the woman is trying to literally fill this emptiness with something pleasant, in this case, food. Food becomes a substitute for not only relationships, but also love, care, affection. All positive feelings, which in the natural relationship with other people, whatever reasons, are not possible, are compensated for by overeating.
But not all lonely people suffer bulimia. The periods of loneliness, parting with a loved one at one time or another are experienced by everyone, but many are trying to cope with these negative experiences in other ways. Patients suffering from bulimia, characterized by understated self-esteem, are inclined to blame themselves, their appearance in their loneliness. Such an attitude leads to an even deeper sense of emptiness and a desire to fill it with something. At the same time bulimia is even more threatening the appearance. Thus, a vicious circle is formed when, because of the experiences of its inferiority and loneliness, a woman compensates for negative food, which makes her in her own eyes even more unattractive and leads to increased emotions and frequencies of bulimia attacks.
How to avoid bulimia
When the disease has already developed, without the help of a psychologist, it will be difficult to do. However, in the initial stages of bulimia, it is possible to prevent work over oneself and the ability to control their emotions and eating behavior.
It is important to take care not only of its appearance, but also of its state of mind and equilibrium. Loneliness happens to everyone, but you can survive by loving yourself. And food can not replace human relations and communication.