The "double life" of bulimia: patients' experiences in daily life interactions.

@article{Pettersen2008TheL,
  title={The "double life" of bulimia: patients' experiences in daily life interactions.},
  author={Gunn Pettersen and Jan H Rosenvinge and Borgunn Ytterhus},
  journal={Eating disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={204-11}
}
This qualitative study, using interviews with 38 subjects, explored how and why they conceal bulimic symptoms and the understanding of concealing in terms of social interaction. A "double life" was described as a dichotomy between being active and outgoing versus performing shameful bulimic behaviors and constantly living with fear of stigmatization, and… CONTINUE READING