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How is bulimia nervosa treated?

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Bulimia treatment should address the person's physical and psychological needs. Treatment may include psychological counseling and medications. The antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) is FDA-approved to treat bulimia, and doctors sometimes recommend other antidepressants or types of medicines. Treatment often involves a team of medical, nutritional, and mental health professionals. The goal of treatment is to restore physical health and normal eating patterns.

From: Bulimia Nervosa WebMD Medical Reference

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American Psychiatric Association: "Eating Disorders."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Eating Disorders."

womenshealth.gov: "Bulimia nervosa fact sheet."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Eating Disorders."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Eating Disorders."

womenshealth.gov: "Bulimia nervosa fact sheet."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

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