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Recovery Rates For Anorexia And Bulimia
Takes Grit & Support: For someone w/ anorexia, recovery is both physical (eating a balanced diet 2 get the nutrients the body needs & 2 get hormones back in balance) & psychological (finding new ways of coping w/ intense feelings, body image expectations, etc.) recovery can be very tough though & relapse is common, so having good medical/mental health team is the ideal. See anad for information: http://www.Anad.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anorexia Is serious: Since anorexia is a very serious illness which can lead to death, it is imperative to get professional health. In addition there are support groups which can be an adjunct to psychotherapy. A team approach with a psychiatrist, psychologist & nutritionist or an intensive day program may be the best way to start. There are some great programs available, use them! ...Read more
Takes Grit & Support: For someone w/ anorexia, recovery is both physical (eating a balanced diet 2 get the nutrients the body needs & 2 get hormones back in balance) & psychological (finding new ways of coping w/ intense feelings, body image expectations, etc.) recovery can be very tough though & relapse is common, so having good medical/mental health team is the ideal. See anad for information: http://www.Anad.Org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can one recovering from atypical anorexia nervosa with amenorrhea still experience pre-menstrual bloating/acne?
Keep healthy diet: When you have regained sufficient weight you will likely start to have normal periods again. When your body is very low in fat loss of periods is common, and maintaining your healthy weight is a good start. If you are of healthy weight and still do not resume your menstrual cycle, you should consult your gynecologist after a few months. ...Read more
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
Continue therapy : Psychologist/psychiatrist to avoid relapse. Eat well daily with adequate amount of proteins, exercise, avoid alcohol, smoking and stress. Develop a good network of friends and family. Enjoy life even when times are though. My personal opinion, very personal, allow god in your life( pray and congregate). Good luck. ...Read more
Malnutrition: Both of these disorders are known to cause malnutrition, which can be life threatenting. There are other health consequences as well, but they depend on individual circumstances. ...Read more
Multidisciplinary!: Regardless of the age or sex of the patient, a team of clinicians working together to address the various aspects of this disease is key. This may include a nurse, pediatrician/family physician, psychiatrist, therapist and nutritionist/dietician. The severity of the symptoms will determine if this occurs in hospital or as an outpatient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unbelievable Numbers: According to data published by the agency for healthcare research and quality as part of their healthcare cost and utilization project, 5, 749 teenagers were hospitalized due to eating disorders in 2009 (their most recent us data). 29, 533 total patients with eating disorders were hospitalized that year! ...Read more
Anoexia/Bulimia: Both are eating disorders and more common in females. Anorexia primarily involves restriction of food intake in order not to gain weight therefore are usually underweight even though they perceive they are fat and bulimia primarily involves frequent binge eating and they are usually normal weight. Anorexia is the more severe disorder and can be lethal. These are the main differences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
U Can, But Huge Risk: Call nat'l assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders (neda) helpline: (630) 577-1330. About 24 million people in us have an ed. Anorexia nervosa = the most fatal mental disorder: about 10% w/ anorexia die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other. Those w/eds often resist/refuse treatment &/or often relapse. Quality care can be hard to get b/c of cost. More via neda: http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have a year while: I read the aca and the additional 15 , 000 pages of rules? We ' ll have to see what happens when it's rolled out. For now, just see if you can sign up and remain optimistic about it since mental health has achieved parity, which should work in your favor. Meanwhile those of us in solo practice have not been told what our participation status is, if any. ...Read more
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