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Do Anorexics Or Bulimia Get More Sympathy From Others
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. ...Read more
Therapy and meds: You could recommend they see a therapist for psychotherapy, particularly dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt), as well as possible an antidepressant for relief of depression and anxiety. If the depression and anxiety is relieved, sometimes that can help with comorbid eating disorders, but they are notoriously difficulty to treat. A support group may also be helpful. ...Read more
How can I get rid of food obsession? From pro anorexia to bulimia. I have try phsychotherapy but didn't help me
Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Oa is not just for binge eaters, many with anorexia or bulimia find help there as well. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the liklihood that i will be able to get pregnant and carry a baby to full term naturally? I am 24 and i struggled with anorexia and bulimia thruoghout high school. I also have internal bruising and scaring/bleeding from an abusive family that wil
Your : Your concerns are understandable. I am sorry that you have gone through all of this. Prior to becoming pregnant, please see a high-risk OB or perinatologist and be sure that you are at an optimum nutritional status to get pregnant. Also please tell them of the past concerns. They will be able to address this. They may want to do blood work prior to pregnancy. If you haven't had counseling, please address this as well. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do not think I have anorexia or bulimia. But if I'm hungry I feel like getting sick at the thought of food. What is this?
Eating disorders: Anorexia and bulimia are the most life-threatening eating disorders. Others include binge eating disorder and, of course, obesity. Less common eating issues also exist, like pica, which involves eating non-food items (e.g. Dirt) and "orthorexia, " in which only the "right" foods can be eaten (only organic, local, vegan, etc.). Note : intense exercise to purge is an aspect of an eating disorder. ...Read more
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