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A 41-year-old member asked:

Could someone with anorexia get better?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Yes: Like any other medical or psychiatric problem, help is available. Severity has an influence on outcome generally but isn't always a good predicter. The more severe the traumas suffered the more intense and varied the interventions necessary to make changes. The goal is to improve mood, functioning and protect against serious medical problems. Early diagnosis and treatment improve the outcome.
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: It is a very difficult illness with the highest mortality in psychiatry. Early evaluation and treatment from a specialist can reduce the damage it causes to a person. If a local patient needs an evaluation, they can call my office number for an intake.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How to get a better understanding of anorexia and bulimia?

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Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Web sites: American medical or psychiatric sites, web md or even wikipedia. Also just type these in on searches and you will get all the info you want. Be careful only to read from what seems to be reputable sites.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How could someone get over anorexia without professional help?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Anorexia: With professional help, it is treatable but takes long time to recover. Imagine how difficult it would be without.

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