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Is It Possible To Not Gain Weight During Effective Bulimia Treatment
Sure: Often times, individuals with bulimia nervosa maintain the appropriate weight for their body size to begin with. Focussing on weight, is the opposite of what a person with an eating disordet should be doing. Focussing on a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet and exercise for the long haul is the way to go. ...Read more
Therapy + Meds: Individual, group, and family and/or marital therapy are the mainstay of treatment. Support groups modeled on 12-step programs may also help. Antidepressants have also been shown to help some (regardless of whether or not person is clinically depressed), perhaps through minimizing obsessive-compulsive elements of bulimia. I have had some success using topamax (topiramate) to reduce binging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specialized : If you have bulimia, you should see specialists in this area, including eating disorder centers. Please discuss with your doctor to get you started in good health. Treatment can include counseling, medications, nutritional counseling, group therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk therapy - yes: I can't imagine a talk therapist that wouldn't work with you on both issues. I also don't know of any depression medication that would have an impact on bulimia patterns. It might be possible that with the depression relieved, the pattern of bulimia might decrease on its own, but i think cbt would be the best way to learn how to change those behaviors. ...Read more
The question of tx?: Not necessarily, first of all please be diagnosed properly by knowlegeable professionals that you do have bulimia nervosa. If you do.., hx, physical exam, labs, ekg etc.Need to be done to determine your health.Depending on the outcome of the degree of the disorder appropriate therapy wil be discussed, treatment could involve outpatient including hospitalization if needed. Bulimia can be deadly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cutting : If the symptomology is severe enough and you are in danger of severe self harm, or death, your doctor has an ethical and professional responsibility to maintain your safety as top priority. If this means going inpatient until you are again safe which means no thoughts or actions of self harm or harm to others. Psychiatric and psychotherapeutic follow-up should also occur after being inpatient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What happens if the psychologist suggested guided self-help as part of treatment does that mean my bulimia is not that bad?
Iam taking Prozac 20 mg for 2 years with a very little effect and effexor (venlafaxine) xr also i took resperidal and anafranil 75mg with prozac with no effect in the treatment of bulimia nervosa purge type?
Eating Disorders: In general, eating disorders need thorough evaluation by a mental health counselor to determine the type, extent, and comorbidity issues, which will guide toward appropriate interventions. Therapy involves cognitive therapy, group therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, evaluation for possible medications for comorbid conditions, dietary consult, & referral to an eating program depending on severit ...Read more
Eating Disorders: In general, eating disorders need thorough evaluation by a mental health counselor to determine the type, extent, and comorbidity issues, which will guide toward appropriate interventions. Therapy involves cognitive therapy, group therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, evaluation for possible medications for comorbid conditions, dietary consult, & referral to an eating program depending on severit. ...Read more
Individual process: Time of therapy required to treat bulimia is variable, and depends on the patient's history, family issues, outside support, commitment to treatment, etc. Also it depends upon professional collaboration. Some people do better by starting with an inpatient eating disorders program, and this might give them a head start. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with BPD/OCPD with bulimia, depression, generalised anxiety and agoraphobia. What medications would be helpful alongside therapy?
Discuss w/ therapist: Personality disorders are not considered to be physical problems so medication might not be too useful. The other symptoms you name are often treated by Rx's incl SSRI and PRN tranquilizers. You'll need to really work toward changing your behaviors and tolerating the severe discomfort w/ lots of support. I imagine it will be hard - but also really worthwhile. I wish you well! Lean on one you trust ...Read more
What happens during the course of treatment for my 1year old for primary complex will she gain enough weight on the process?
Yes: Baby should gain weight normally if the treatment is appropriate and he/she is responding well to the treatment, and you are compliant with a treatment. ...Read more
TB treatment: Probably it is the TB itself causing weight loss, not the treatment. You should start to regain weight as the infection improves. However, improvement usually starts long before 6 months. Check back with the doctor or clinic where you are being treated. Good luck! ...Read more
Is it safe to weight training exercises in the gym? Completed 4 months of TB treatment Can TB relapse if i loose weight that i gained during treatment
I have hodgkin lymphoma. I gain weight during my treatment (33 Ibs during 5 monrhs). Need a diet to control/lose my weight.
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