A female asked:
if your looking to address an eating disorder who do you talk too? i'm morbid obessed, i eat a lot when i'm under stress, i'm trying to address this problem but needing a direction i talk to my pcp but still no advice only medication..
2 doctor answers
Dr. Laura McMullen answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
Congratulations : Congratulations for addressing your issues! you may want to ask your pcp for a referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist to help you in handling your stress in a more positive way. Another idea you may want to think about is joining a group such as weight watchers for an overall diet plan and support group. They have the highest success rate of any program available. You can also consider seeing a nutritionist to devise healthy meal plans and lifestyle changes. An exercise trainer can also help you come up with a sustainable exercise plan. Good luck!
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Wendy Askew answered
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A therapist: You may need a new pcm, some aren't familiar enough or comfortable treating eating disorders to help. A counselor will, especially if you choose one who has expertise in treating eating disorders. I don't think medications are the mainstay of treatment. Counseling is a critical component of treatment.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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