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Which vitamins should people with eating disorders take?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
It depends: "the diet cure" by julia ross is an excellent reference for this.A good multi, with extra b's, chromium.As2well as adequate diet, protein , possibly ami p acids, the exact things are dependent upon your specific spts so get the book!
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Tailored 2 Ur Needs?: Anyone struggling 2overcome or recover from an ed is best served by having as part of her/his treatment team a nutritionist who has expertise in treating ppl w/eds. Eds often lead 2nutritional deficiencies/malnutrition. Supplements can only go so far - & it's possible that supplement types & amounts taken may not be ideal (ineffective or toxic). Malnutrition can lead 2 other health probs.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are some reasons that people have eating disorders?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 33 years experience
Eating DO: The specific causes are unknown. It is however believed to be combination of biological (such as genetic predisposition) , psychological (such as self-image distortions), &/or environmental factors (such as social isolation, early maltreatment, cultural, peer pressure) . As i tell my patients, "genetics loads the gun, environment pulls the trigger".
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