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  1. Bulimia Nervosa - Cause

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

  2. 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.

  3. Symptoms

    If you have binge eating disorder, you eat an extremely large amount of food within a 2 - hour period (a binge) at least 2 times a week on average for at least 6 months, are unable to control how much you eat during a binge, and feel very unhappy about bi

  4. Anorexia Nervosa - What Happens

    Anorexia nervosa almost always begins with a plan to follow a strict weight-loss diet. Limiting foods then leads to malnutrition and unhealthy weight loss.

  5. 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

  6. Anorexia Nervosa - Home Treatment

    Continuing good care at home will help in the recovery from anorexia nervosa.

  7. Anorexia Nervosa - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call a doctor about anorexia nervosa.

  8. Bulimia Nervosa - Exams and Tests

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

  9. Eating Disorders: Feeling Better About Yourself - Topic Overview

    People who have eating disorders are often very self-critical. Learning to be easier on yourself is essential. Pace yourself if you are feeling weak. Everything you do may take more time and effort. Do not expect to do all the things you want to do right away. Choose what is most important and do those things first. Break larger tasks into smaller ones and do what you can. Remember that ...

  10. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders

    Cognitive - behavioral therapy is an active type of counseling. Sessions usually are held once a week for as long as you need to master new skills. Individual sessions last 1 hour, and group sessions may be longer. During cognitive - behavioral therapy for anorexia, you learn:About your illness, its symptoms, and how to predict when symptoms will most likely recur.To keep a diary of eating episode

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