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Dr. Kevin Passer Dr. Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
31 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Is it possible to not gain weight during effective bulimia treatment.?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


Dr. Kevin Nasky Dr. Nasky
Psychiatry
12 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Looking for bulimia treatment options. What is the proven effective way to treat it?

Looking for bulimia treatment options.  What is the proven effective way to treat it?

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 more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What kind of treatment to get for bulimia?

What kind of treatment to get for bulimia?

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 more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Does treatment for depression also help with bulimia?

Does treatment for depression also help with bulimia?

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

Dr. Kenneth Adler Dr. Adler
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Are there social services for people with bulimia but cannot afford treatment?

Are there social services for people  with bulimia but cannot afford treatment?

Treatment option: There are community mental health centers that usually provide service on sliding scale. ...Read more

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Dr. Nicole Dickens Dr. Dickens
Psychiatry
22 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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What to do if i'm going into day treatment for bulimia what to tell people at school?

What to do if i'm going into day treatment for bulimia what to tell people at school?

Day treatment: A simplified version of the truth. Example going to counseling to learn more about yourself to have a better quality of life. As you work in treatment you will start to learn self acceptance. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Marci Dietrich Dr. Dietrich
Bariatrics
37 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Will bulimia nervosa kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will bulimia nervosa kill me if I don't get treatment?

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 more

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Dr. Andrew Berry Dr. Berry
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Expert opinion - should my doctor put me in inpatient treatment for cutting and bulimia?

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 more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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...

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

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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What happens if the psychologist suggested guided self-help as part of treatment does that mean my bulimia is not that bad?

What happens if the psychologist suggested guided self-help as part of treatment does that mean my bulimia is not that bad?

No self help : groups are a good adjunctive therapy for eating disorders. All eating disorders are serious and potentially life threatening. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What is treatment for bullemia like?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is treatment for bullemia like?

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

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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For what length of time in therapy for bulimia (i'm nearly 35)?

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

Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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I have been diagnosed with BPD/OCPD with bulimia, depression, generalised anxiety and agoraphobia. What medications would be helpful alongside therapy?

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

Dr. Ecaterina Sartina Dr. Sartina
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What happens during the course of treatment for my 1year old for primary complex will she gain enough weight on the process?

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is there an effective treatment for constipation and weight gain from it?

See details: You do not experience significant weight gain from constipation. At age 31, you should be evaluated to determine the cause of the constipation. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Lost 6KG weight during TB treatment in last 6 months? Will I gain weight or it will reduce more?

Lost 6KG weight during TB treatment in last 6 months? Will I gain weight or it will reduce 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

Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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

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

No bearing.: As long as you complete your recommended antibiotics, your TB will be eradicated regardless of weight training in the gym and regardless of weight gained or lost with exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Hushang Haghighat Dr. Haghighat
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
years in practice
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