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    1. Bulimia Nervosa - Treatment Overview

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

    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. Supporting Someone Who Has an Eating Disorder - Topic Overview

      Some personality traits put a person at greater risk of developing an eating disorder such as anorexia,bulimia,or binge eating. These traits include: 1 Low self-esteem. Difficulty communicating negative emotions,such as anger,sadness,or fear. Difficulty dealing with conflict. A need to please others. Perfectionism or always striving to be the best at whatever he or she does. A need ...

    4. Anorexia Nervosa - Home Treatment

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

    5. Bulimia Nervosa - What Increases Your Risk

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

    6. Binge Eating Disorder - Topic Overview

      Binge eating disorder is a condition in which you regularly eat large amounts of food within a couple of hours or less (a binge).

    7. Anorexia Complications - Topic Overview

      It is not clear whether other mental health disorders occur before or as a result of anorexia nervosa. Treatment can be difficult when a person has anorexia along with other mental health disorders. Some of the most common mental health disorders that can be present with anorexia include: 1 Depression,which occurs in up to 50 out of 100 people who have anorexia. Irrational fears (phobias),...

    8. Binge Eating Disorder - Treatment Overview

      Treatment for binge eating disorder includes counseling and sometimes medicine.

    9. Bulimia Nervosa - Other Treatment

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

    10. Eating Disorders: Cultural and Social Factors - Topic Overview

      Eating disorders occur most often in industrialized cultures where there is an emphasis on thinness,especially if thinness is linked to success. Magazines,television,and other media have created an unrealistic image of the perfect,successful person. The pressure to be thin can lead to intense dieting,even in very young children,which can turn into an eating disorder in people who are more ...

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