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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Those at risk are: Those with what are called predisposing factors (female, genetic load, cultural). Those don't necessarily make it happen. Problems such as adolescent ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Holmberg
21 years experience Clinical Psychology
Rewarding: At some point, all maladaptive behavior that is maintained was reinforced/rewarded. Be it a reward of removing something painful (e..G, feeling out o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Adams
43 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Linformation search: There are many organizations that help people with eating disorders and support professionals who work with these patients. Try the organization anore ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
19 years experience Family Medicine
No: Has been there for years, but recently we are having more awareness about and health care providers are screening for it more.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Genetics: Yes, genetics plays a significant role in both these conditions . . . But is far from the only factor. There are many environmental influences also. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Desarbo
19 years experience Psychiatry
Degree of function: Disordered eating can take many shapes and forms from eating too much, too little, rituals with food and eating patterns, unusual food selections and ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly.: An eating disorder can cause gastritis if there is vomiting associated with it or if a person is not eating enough, compared to the amount of acid pro ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
A : A psychiatrist is the best person to talk to about any eating disorders. Binge eating disorder is the most common of all eating disorders. It is usu ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience Child Psychiatry
Possibly Bulimia: It's possible that binging and starving could be part of an eating disorder called bulimia nervosa. However, only a trained professional can properly ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
It depends: "the diet cure" by julia ross is an excellent reference for this.A good multi, with extra b's, chromium.As2well as adequate diet, protein , possibly a ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Pryor
35 years experience Psychiatry
Eating D/O: Eating disorders often lead to the development of a mood disorder. However, both require treatment.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Binge eating: Sure they can, with proper medical care, life style changes, and cognitive behavior therapy with therapist experienced with eating disorders.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
35 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Eating disorders are caused by underlying psychological distress, often associated with depression, so a family bereavement could lead to this. Howeve ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
That depends: On whether you have associated MEDICAL ISSUES that require medication. In rare cases eating disorders have a purely medical or neurological basis. Mos ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Yes there are.: Other eating disorders: cravings for specific foods or non-edible substances (clay or starch in pregnancy, dirt & ice in iron & zinc deficiencies, pic ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Drescher
48 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Anxiety is an unconscious alert that something is wrong. One of the most prevalent symptoms of a serious depression is anxiety. On the other hand, th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Eating disorders: Amenorrhea (absense of menses) is related.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: In general this combination is fine. If you are also taking an antidepressant or any other medication that could increase serotonin you could possibly ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe, but danger: Upjohn originally proposed xanax (alprazolam) in the 1970's as an antidepressant, showing effectiveness like tricyclics. The fda only allowed it as an ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
15 years experience Psychiatry
It varies: Eating disorders encompass a broad spectrum; there are eating disorders in which people restrict food intake or use exercise to compensate, and there ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Yes & no: Other symptoms of eating disorder need be present such as binging, purging, fasting, frantic efforts to lose wt., etc.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Wrong question: Medication may not be the answer. Anxiety can be helped by meds but first try a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety. Some people find Overe ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Jacobson MD.
47 years experience Adolescent medicine
It can be: When eating is out of control frequently it is one of the symptoms of buiimia nervosa, other symptoms include purging, obsession with weight and shape ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Medications that: Raise serotonin in the brain can significantly decrease baseline anxiety, which can prevent panic from happening. Sometimes adding a long acting benz ... Read More
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