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Over The Counter Treatment For Bulimia Nervosa
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
Is from the greek words meaning ravenous hunger. It is an eating disorder characterized by binging & purging, consuming large amount of food in short time then vomiting/taking laxative or diuretic/excessive exercising. More in females. Majority are of normal weight. They have impulsive behaviors such as overspending, & family history of eating disorders, mood disorders & ...Read more
Iam taking Prozac 20 mg for 2 years with a very little effect and effexor 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
Binge/purge: Recurrent episodes of binge eating accompanied by a sense of lack of control over eating during each episode and inappropriate behavior to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications, fasting, or excessive exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question!: One could speculate with the high level of comorbidity between clinical depression and bulimia nervosa(bn), as well as a higher incidence of major depression in the biological relatives of those with bn, that these individuals are predisposed to experiencing issues of self-worth. The 1960s brought the unrealistic body image into fashion resulting an a new way to express this internal turmoil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So sad. Just learned my child has bulimia nervosa. I have always tried to shelter and protect my kids. What now?
Sad - Move Forward: It's ok to be sad when someone you love is struggling. At the same time it is good to know what has been going on if your child has been having difficulties related to an eating disorder. The important thing is to keep looking forward to what need's to be done concerning appropriate treatment. Your part in this has a lot to do with your child's age. Encourage your child in his/her treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are serious: Disorders which impact a person medically, emotionally ; spiritually. They can be life threatening ; warrant medical treatment. ...Read more
Bulimia is dangerous: Bulimia may cause electrolyte imbalances that may lead to heart failure, as well as esophageal and gastric ruptures, all of which may be fatal. Other medical complications for bulimia include bone loss, osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney disease, anemia and low white cell counts, which lowers the immune system and creates vulnerability to disease and infection. Also, gum disease, tooth decay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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