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i have an eating disorder classified as bulimia - but without binging.i feel very down sometimes and very low. but ok sometimes will medication help?

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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
It may: Many of the eating disorders are accompanied by underlying stress and depression, so medications can be helpful. It is so important to seek the help of a good psychiatrist and therapist who are educated and trained in the eating disorders, as with both medications and counseling, you can do well. Best wishes.
Answered on Mar 24, 2014
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Dr. John O'Malley
53 years experience Child Psychiatry
Medicine Helps: Medicine, especially ssris, can be very helpful. They have been used many years as an assistant to psychotherapy. Primary treatment still remains the use of psychotherapy with a knowledgeable person experienced in the field of eating disorders.
Answered on Mar 31, 2014

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