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I'm in the middle of eating disorder recovery. Therapist doesn't want me to weigh myself. Should i listen to her?
What other options are there for an older woman to resolve eating disorders when finding a therapist/psychiatrist to help has been unsuccessful?
How will my teachers react if my mam tells them about my eating disorder? I've lied about it for so long but my therapist wants my school to know.
Where should I begin with bulimia treatment? I have noticed that my health is deteriorating rapidly, but I am too afraid to go back to therapist...
Treatment team: For best results with bulimia, you need a treatment team that includes your physician, your therapist(s), nutritionist & psychiatrist. This complex illness involves body, mind, emotions, and spirit. What makes you afraid to return to your therapist? Is this person helping you understand and care for yourself better? Most therapists want to know of any problems, so they can be addressed. ...Read more
It was recommended by my therapist that, because I've had disordered eating and had purged in various methods (laxative misuse, overexercise) that I see my doctor to do a check up. What tests, etc. might that entail?
Test follow PE: The tests that your doctor will order will depend on your history and your physical exam. They most likely will include routine blood tests such as complete blood count and differential , liver and renal tests, thyroid function and perhaps a few others but those are pretty much the essentials. You most probably will also be give a urine test and perhaps stool examination. ...Read more
Get Specialist: Eating disorders have their own language and when possible all clinicians involved should have specialized expertise in this area. Many clinicians say they treat eds but ask and check up on what ed associations they belong to and ask if they attend conferences and special training. This is true for nutritionist, therapists, and doctors. Less qualified clinicians will cost time and health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?
Yes: The steps are largely the same. All 12 -step groups are based on the same steps. Admitting they were powerless over their illness/problem. And admitting that a power greater than themselves could restore them to sanity. Then following a series of steps to come to terms with their past actions and to enable them to lead fruitful productive lives and to be of service to others who suffered simil. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Questions... : Are you underweight for your height, but think you are fat? Do you obsess about gaining weight & think you are fat, although others tell you you are too thin. Have you stopped menstruating? Do you nibble at your food & throw most of it away? If you are worried, it is probably worth consulting with a therapist who specializes in anorexia. It is hard to treat & very important to take care of ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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