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A 51-year-old female asked:

i'm underweight 5 6 & 80lbs have mental & eating disorder, where i live don't have eating disorder inpatient and going out of state won't take my ins.

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
If insurance and: geography won't allow for inpatient therapy for your eating disorder seek out a mental health professional who may treat you w/in a mental health ward in a local hospital and include eating disorder treatment in the protocol. Peace and good health.
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: Your condition likely qualifies for hospital admission to a medical bed for treatment of malnutrition and failure to thrive. Please see your doctor without delay.

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Are there eating disorders other than anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating?

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Yes there are.: Other eating disorders: cravings for specific foods or non-edible substances (clay or starch in pregnancy, dirt & ice in iron & zinc deficiencies, pica in children & adolescents eating any non-nutritive substance), psychiatric disorders looking like eating disorders (depression, somatization disorders, schizophrenia) with food aversions, body distortions, delusions, paranoia that affect eating.
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What are the general eating disorder treatment methods?

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Why binge eating disorder is a bad one?

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Medical problems are: Serious in binge eating just as they are in restriction of anorexia. Though weight loss is not a problem and mortality rates not nearly as high, medical problems can be very serious. Throwing up and/or constant use of laxatives can lead to erosion of teeth enamel, large bowel problems, menstrual irregularities, severe electrolyte loss and resulting cardiac problems, pancreatic irritation, and more.
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Will my emotional health be affected by eating disorders?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: And vice versa for the short answer. You should have professional help to feel better and i'm certain you will!

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