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    1. Binge Eating Disorder - Topic Overview

      Topiramate (Topamax) is a medicine that is usually used to control seizures. But recent studies found that it may be effective in controlling binging and reducing weight in people who have binge eating disorder and obesity. 1 This medicine lowers some people's appetites. It is not clear how topiramate helps with weight loss,but experts believe that it affects brain chemicals called ...

    2. Anorexia Nervosa - Exams and Tests

      By answering these five simple questions, you can see whether you may have an eating disorder.

    3. Anorexia Nervosa - When To Call a Doctor

      Find out when to call a doctor about anorexia nervosa.

    4. 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

    5. Bulimia Nervosa - Treatment Overview

      Treatment for bulimia involves psychological counseling, nutritional counseling, and sometimes medicines such as antidepressants.

    6. 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

    7. Bulimia: Misuse of Ipecac Syrup - Topic Overview

      Syrup of ipecac is a medicine that causes vomiting. Its purpose is to empty the stomach after poisoning or drug overdose. It works by irritating the stomach lining until a person vomits. Some people who have bulimia nervosa use ipecac regularly to make themselves vomit. If used too often,ipecac can cause: Diarrhea. Drowsiness. Coughing or choking. Low blood pressure and a rapid heartbeat. ...

    8. Bulimia Nervosa - Cause

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

    9. Anorexia Nervosa - Home Treatment

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

    10. Supporting Someone Who Has an Eating Disorder - 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 ...

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