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    Medical Reference Related to Eating Disorders

    1. Binge Eating Disorder - Home Treatment

      Information on home treatment of binge eating disorder.

    2. Bulimia Nervosa - What Increases Your Risk

      The risk of developing bulimia or another eating disorder is based on several factors.

    3. 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.

    4. Bulimia Nervosa - Prevention

      There is no known way to prevent bulimia. Early treatment may be the best way to prevent the disorder from progressing. Knowing the signs of bulimia and seeking immediate medical care can help prevent long - term health problems caused by bulimia. There a

    5. 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.

    6. Anorexia Nervosa - When To Call a Doctor

      Find out when to call a doctor about anorexia nervosa.

    7. Bulimia Nervosa - Medications

      Medicines such as antidepressants may reduce the frequency of the binge-purge episodes of bulimia. They may also be used to treat other mental health problems, such as depression, that often occur along with bulimia. Learn more.

    8. Bulimia Nervosa - Other Treatment

      Learn about types of counseling that may be useful in treating eating disorders.

    9. 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

    10. Medical History for Eating Disorders - Topic Overview

      During a medical history evaluation for eating disorders, the doctor will ask you questions about:The amount of food you eat at one time, how often you eat food, what type of food you eat, any particular ways that food needs to be prepared or served, and other eating habits.Diets and weight loss. Your doctor may ask: What types of diets you've used and how many times you've gone on a diet over the past year.Whether you think you should be dieting.How much weight you've lost when dieting.How you feel about your shape and body size.Whether your weight affects how you feel about yourself.How often you think about food throughout the day.Whether you think you are overweight.Monthly menstrual periods. Females who have eating disorders often have irregular menstrual cycles. They often stop (or never start) having their periods.Amount of sexual interest. People with anorexia nervosa often lack interest in sexual activities.The type and amount of exercise you do.Involvement in sports, dance,

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