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How are eating disorders treated?
22 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Desarbo
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree
In brief: Get Specialist
Eating disorders have their own language and when possible all clinicians involved should have specialized expertise in this area.
Many clinicians say they treat eds but ask and check up on what ed associations they belong to and ask if they attend conferences and special training. This is true for nutritionist, therapists, and doctors. Less qualified clinicians will cost time and health.

In brief: Get Specialist
Eating disorders have their own language and when possible all clinicians involved should have specialized expertise in this area.
Many clinicians say they treat eds but ask and check up on what ed associations they belong to and ask if they attend conferences and special training. This is true for nutritionist, therapists, and doctors. Less qualified clinicians will cost time and health.
Dr. Jeffrey Desarbo
Dr. Jeffrey Desarbo
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Treatemnt depends on the reason for the eating disorder. This could be counseling, nutritional advocacy, medications, hospitalization depending on severity and cause.

In brief: Depends
Treatemnt depends on the reason for the eating disorder. This could be counseling, nutritional advocacy, medications, hospitalization depending on severity and cause.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Medical, Psychologic
Interventions are the baseline interventions.
Associated, may be nutritional counseling, residential programs, family counseling and self-help organizations. The most effective counseling, centers around cognitive behavioral therapy(cbt). Medication is almost always involved in the more severe eating disorders. At times it is difficult to treat but it can be successfully treated.

In brief: Medical, Psychologic
Interventions are the baseline interventions.
Associated, may be nutritional counseling, residential programs, family counseling and self-help organizations. The most effective counseling, centers around cognitive behavioral therapy(cbt). Medication is almost always involved in the more severe eating disorders. At times it is difficult to treat but it can be successfully treated.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Nikel Rogers-wood
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: It varies
The treatment very much depends on the type of eating disorder and its severity.
Therapy is an important part of eating disorder treatment because research shows us that the core of eating disorders isn't food or weight, it tends to be a life-based or emotionally-based concern. In addition to therapy, working with a dietitian and physician can be helpful.

In brief: It varies
The treatment very much depends on the type of eating disorder and its severity.
Therapy is an important part of eating disorder treatment because research shows us that the core of eating disorders isn't food or weight, it tends to be a life-based or emotionally-based concern. In addition to therapy, working with a dietitian and physician can be helpful.
Dr. Nikel Rogers-wood
Dr. Nikel Rogers-wood
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Tailored Treatment
There are many things to consider before coming up with a plan of treatment.
In general, eating disorders are most effectively treated by a group of specialists working together closely in the patient's best interest. Typically, treatment involves help from medical, mental health and nutrition specialists. Good places to begin seeking more info & help: http://www.Anad.Org and http://www.Myedin.Org.

In brief: Tailored Treatment
There are many things to consider before coming up with a plan of treatment.
In general, eating disorders are most effectively treated by a group of specialists working together closely in the patient's best interest. Typically, treatment involves help from medical, mental health and nutrition specialists. Good places to begin seeking more info & help: http://www.Anad.Org and http://www.Myedin.Org.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Treatment
Typically it's a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
Often psychotherapy focuses on issues of control in the life of the patient. By this I mean control over the patient's control over their body and relationships.

In brief: Treatment
Typically it's a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
Often psychotherapy focuses on issues of control in the life of the patient. By this I mean control over the patient's control over their body and relationships.
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Dr. Andrew Berry
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