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

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Psychotherapy

In brief: Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy.
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