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What is the best inpatient treatment option (retreat center) for mild food disorder (obsession with food, occasional purging)?

What is the best inpatient treatment option (retreat center) for mild food disorder (obsession with food, occasional purging)?

Stanford: You are unlikely to be excepted into an eating disorders program unless you're eating disorder is severe or unless you're willing to pay cash. Stanford university has an excellent eating disorders program. It is close to home, convenient, offers a range of inpatient and outpatient services and would be your best bet. Edresearch.Stanford.Edu/services.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Skversky
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Binge Eating (Definition)

This is the essential feature of bulimia, i.e., eating vast amounts of food in short periods of time that have nothing to do with appetite, rather having to ...Read more


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In humanistic therapy, what is the treatment for compulsive over-eating, inability to finish work and severe depression?

In humanistic therapy, what is the treatment for compulsive over-eating, inability to finish work and severe depression?

Ur Growth, Here, Now: Humanistic approaches 2helping u clear obstacles in ur path blocking u from leading a more fulfilling life, feeling more connected w/others would tend 2focus on helping u examine these obstacles & help u come up w/ur own solutions. Ur perspectives on ur life & these obstacles would be key, as would helping u become aware of any judgement about them & how such judgments may be holding u back. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for binge eating disorder?

What are the treatments for binge eating disorder?

Binge eating: There are several different treatments for binge eating disorder. A great place to start would be by speaking with a therapist who specializes in binge eating disorder so that you can start to process through the triggers that you are facing. From there, it is helpful to surround yourself with a support team who also understand binge eating - physician and nutritionist. ...Read more

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Is there a link between difficulty handling powerful emotions and eating disorders? When i encounter powerful emotions, i often resort to purging.

Is there a link between difficulty handling powerful emotions and eating disorders? When i encounter powerful emotions, i often resort to purging.

Yes, there is: Yes, mind, emotions, and body are all interwoven and affect each other. There are many possible "powerful emotions." this is why it's essential to be working with a psychologist and psychiatrist who are skilled in eating disorders, if you habitually purge or restrict your food, etc. These professionals can help you learn to deal with your emotions in much healthier ways. ...Read more

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What medications are usually given for eating disorders? Either for bulimia, binge eating, or anorexia?

What medications are usually given for eating disorders? Either for bulimia, binge eating, or anorexia?

That depends: On whether you have associated MEDICAL ISSUES that require medication. In rare cases eating disorders have a purely medical or neurological basis. Most of the time these are psychiatric types of issues which can be approached with or without medication. Need a good clean diagnosis first by a trained expert. Search out a good psychologist/psychiatrist for guidance and help. ...Read more

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Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

No cure: OCD itself is not generally curable, but it can be managed with treatments - both a special variant of CBT therapy and a host of medication options are available. Careful assessment and accurate diagnosis are the foundations of good treatment outcomes. ...Read more

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Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking

Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking

Eating Disorder: Sorry to hear you and your sister are struggling so, read the articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz.Org website for support and ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating eating disorders. It is a complicated problem that usually does not get better without treatment, the earlier you start the better as it won't take hold as much as if you delay. ...Read more

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What are some example meal plans to recover from an eating disorder?

What are some example meal plans to recover from an eating disorder?

Find a nutritionist!: That's a tough question! your best bet is to meet with a nutritionist who is trained in eating disorders. It depends what eating disorder behaviors you had and your metabolism, current weight, etc so someone should make a personalized meal plan for you! ...Read more

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Want to plan family, suffer from anxiety and hypochondria. Are OBs open 2 Q&A about worries and plans for these added hurdles in addition to therapy?

Planning Family: Each person / physician is different. As a physician it is my job to help educate patients. However, it is important to work with your anxiety & hypochondria before becoming pregnant. I have seen a few patients w hypochondriasis who called incessantly with the same questions & concerns. Often attempts to reduce their angst & anxiety were fruitless. When somatic concerns & anxiety take over - it ...Read more

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Witch kind of doctor can help you with a eating disorder eating disorder is binge eating

Witch kind of doctor can help you with a eating disorder eating disorder is binge eating

Therapist: Your best resource will be a counselor or therapist or psychiatrist. They are critical in helping people overcome their eating disorders. Eating disorders typically have several different issues at their core, and often involve self-esteem or feelings of being out of control in their lives. They can be overcome! it is hard, requires a lot of courage and hard work- don't lose hope. ...Read more

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Would medication for alcohol and amphetamine addiction complicate a mini tummy tuck procedure? I'm struggling to overcome alcohol and amphetamine addiction with specialized therapy and counseling. The medications that help me with the withdrawal are cloni

Would medication for alcohol and amphetamine addiction complicate a mini tummy tuck procedure? I'm struggling to overcome alcohol and amphetamine addiction with specialized therapy and counseling. The medications that help me with the withdrawal are cloni

Not a Good Idea: You should not undergo tummy tuck surgery or any other type of elective surgery while in the recovery phase of addictions. Patients should be medically, psychosocially, financially stable prior to proceeding with any type of elective surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What foods are good for someone with bipolar disorder?

What foods are good for someone with bipolar disorder?

Healthy diet: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol & caffeinated beverages. ...Read more

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What foods are good for someone with bipolar disorder?

What foods are good for someone with bipolar disorder?

The same foods: that are good for people without BP disorder. Try the basics: vegetables, organic products (if you can afford them), a good mix of proteins, carbos and fats (depending upon which diet philosophy you like), low cholesterol foods, gluten-free products if you are allergic, and stay away from preservatives, sugar, artificial food colorings and any other unnatural additives. ...Read more

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How to deal with being very full after binge eating?

How to deal with being very full after binge eating?

Wait it out: Try to remember how uncomfortable you are feeling right now - every time you are tempted to binge eat. Are you getting help from a therapist who is experienced in working with eating disorders? Take care. ...Read more

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When eating can't stop thinking about the nutritional value. Mostly obsessed with eating less saturated fat and h phobia of it. How to stop monitoring?

When eating can't stop thinking about the nutritional value. Mostly obsessed with eating less saturated fat and h phobia of it. How to stop monitoring?

Just to add: If the 'obsessed' and phobia are truly upsetting, work with a therapist on developing healthier thoughts about these issues and developing some counters for upsetting thoughts may be helpful. While your eating habits and thoughts may not reflect an eating disorder, you seem to be saying that the ruminations are upsetting to you and may benefit from therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Berman
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Isolation (Definition)

Isolation is a clinical finding in which a person spends most of his time by himself, either by his own choosing or due ...Read more


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