Although perfectionism is commonly perceived as a positive trait, it may be having a greater effect on our health than we realise. New studies show that a high degree of perfectionism can actually cause greater physical, emotional and mental problems.
Although less well recognised than anorexia or bulimia, binge eating is a serious disorder. Binge eating occurs when a person feels out of control and rapidly consumes a large amount of food in a short period of time. Binge eating elevates the risk of developing depression, obesity, diabetes and other problems."