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What are the treatments for anorexia?

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No specific drug can treat this eating disorder. But doctors sometimes prescribe a type of antidepressants called SSRIs or other medications for symptoms like anxiety or depression that sometimes go along with anorexia. Treatment plans for anorexia are specific to each person, but usually include counseling and meal plans.

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FDA

Mayo Clinic: “Anorexia nervosa: Treatment.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Fluoxetine (Prozac).”

Medscape: “Medication Summary: Antidepressive agents, Atypical antipsychotics.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

SOURCES:

FDA

Mayo Clinic: “Anorexia nervosa: Treatment.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Fluoxetine (Prozac).”

Medscape: “Medication Summary: Antidepressive agents, Atypical antipsychotics.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

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