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What can i do to stop daughersbinging and purging?

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Dr. Donald Haupt
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Find expert help: The binging and purging of bulimia is a serious medical problem and can lead to seizures and heart attacks. But it takes a specialized eating disorders program that combines medical and psychiatric evaluation and observation and often medication, with individual and group counseling with therapists with experience in dealing with the problem.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Get help: Get her to a specialist for eating disorders. This may need to be inpatient or partial hospital. Medications can help with the depression and anxiety, and therapy help with the self esteem and binging issues.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

How do I stop myself from purging?

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Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
Clinical Psychology 9 years experience
What's on your mind?: Purging, whether it presents in anorexia or bulimia, is an attempt to cope or help yourself in some way. Bulimia can be a way of calming down, of symbolically getting rid of emotions, and of expressing emotions. Those who purge often think it's about food and weight, but it's usually rooted more deeply. Identify what you are thinking and feeling before you purge, and find new ways to respond.

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