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  1. 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

  2. Anorexia Nervosa - Prevention

    There is no known way to prevent anorexia nervosa. Early treatment may be the best way to prevent the disorder from progressing.

  3. Bulimia Nervosa - Exams and Tests

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

  4. 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 ...

  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. Eating Disorders: Stopping Negative Thoughts - Topic Overview

    People who have an eating disorder often become preoccupied with negative thoughts about themselves. It is often hard for them to think positive thoughts. Although it is impossible to stop all negative thoughts,you can reduce these thoughts with a few simple techniques. Remember that your goal is to feel better with each passing day. Ask someone you trust to remind you of that when you are ...

  7. Exams and Tests

    Doctors diagnose binge eating disorder by doing a physical exam and asking questions about your medical history and eating habits.

  8. 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.

  9. Anorexia Nervosa - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call a doctor about anorexia nervosa.

  10. Bulimia Nervosa - Cause

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

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