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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
43 years experience Addiction Medicine
Family disease: Bulimia is an addictive disorder, and may be associated with other addiction in the family.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marthalee Walden
32 years experience Psychiatry
Professional Help: You must seek out a qualified professional who can help you deal with this very dangerous illness. Medications and psychotherapy are critical. You als ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
35 years experience Psychiatry
ENCOURAGE HELP!!: Support and understanding but not enabling. So encourage them to seek professional help as it is a tough disorder and needs a variety of areas of help ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Learn About Bulimia: You might best help your friend by reading up on eating disorders & how to best support someone struggling w/ one. Check "get help" page of websit ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Help her get help: Without blaming or judgment, you could gently encourage your bulimic friend to get help from her (or his? Men can develop this illness too) physician. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
54 years experience Psychiatry
Trauma victims: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse predisposes folks to using bulimia as a way of coping with that trauma. Younger people are more likely to become ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ready 2 Take Action?: Glad u r asking this question! Suggest learning about eating disorders & seeking expert help. Good start place = website of Natl Assn of Anorexia ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
28 years experience Psychiatry
Psychiatry : Consultation with a psychiatrist, in person, is a must. The only way to know for sure is to carefully interview and evaluate you. Get an appointment w ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Get professional: Get professional help, make sure she starts working with a therapist and be there to support her as she goes through the therapeutic process. You cann ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
23 years experience Clinical Psychology
See a therapist: Your general physician should have the name of several trusted therapists in your area. Getting a referral only takes asking. Good thinking of you t ... Read More

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