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Medical Reference Related to Eating Disorders

  1. Bulimia Nervosa - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is very important for people who have bulimia. You will set individual goals along with your doctor, nutritionist, and professional counselor. Some of these goals may include: Practicing emotional self - care. Don't blame yourself for your

  2. Bulimia Nervosa - Exams and Tests

    This tool will help you determine whether or not you have an eating disorder such as bulimia nervosa.

  3. Anorexia Nervosa - Treatment Overview

    All people with anorexia nervosa need treatment. In most cases, this involves seeing a health professional, as well as having regular counseling sessions.

  4. Treatment Overview

    Treatment for binge eating disorder includes counseling and sometimes medicine.

  5. Bulimia Nervosa - What Happens

    Bulimia can develop after a person has followed a very restrictive diet. Binging may also be triggered by a stressful event, when food gives you a sense of comfort. Feeling guilty and ashamed of binging can cause you to purge to avoid weight gain.

  6. Anorexia Nervosa - Symptoms

    Common feelings and actions that are linked to anorexia nervosa include; having an intense fear of gaining weight, restricting food or types of food, such as food that contains any kind of fat or sugar, and weighing less than 85% of your expected body wei

  7. Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of binge eating disorder.

  8. Anorexia Nervosa - Medications

    There is no medication for treating active anorexia nervosa. However, once you have regained some weight, your doctor may suggest that you take an antidepressant medicine.

  9. Bulimia Nervosa - Cause

    Learn the causes and risk factors of bulimia, including family history, social values, and personality traits like perfectionism.

  10. Anorexia Nervosa - Cause

    The cause of anorexia nervosa is not fully understood. It is thought to develop from a mix of physical, emotional, and social triggers.

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