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Is anorexia nervosa curable?
13 doctors weighed in

8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, with difficulty
Generally, treatment is best done by a psychiatrist/psychologist who is part of an eating disorders treatment program as treatment needs to be multi-modal and is difficult.

In brief: Yes, with difficulty
Generally, treatment is best done by a psychiatrist/psychologist who is part of an eating disorders treatment program as treatment needs to be multi-modal and is difficult.
Dr. William Drescher
Dr. William Drescher
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Can be...or not
Many patients have recovered from the disorder; or have adapted to it, living a reasonably normal life.
However, it can be a difficult condition to treat, on a psychological and physiological basis. Relapses are not rare. Medications seem to work better in bulimia than in anorexia nervosa. Patients need close interaction between therapist/physician/dietician/family.

In brief: Can be...or not
Many patients have recovered from the disorder; or have adapted to it, living a reasonably normal life.
However, it can be a difficult condition to treat, on a psychological and physiological basis. Relapses are not rare. Medications seem to work better in bulimia than in anorexia nervosa. Patients need close interaction between therapist/physician/dietician/family.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: YES w Grit & Support
Start w/ call 2 natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders (neda)? Check neda website: http://bit.
Ly/16crmyh. Call their helpline: (630) 577-1330. Neda can help them connect w/eating disorder experts...People who'll understand the person's fears while helping them focus on the future...On the life & relationships they want 2 build. People who'll help them discover new ways of being.

In brief: YES w Grit & Support
Start w/ call 2 natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders (neda)? Check neda website: http://bit.
Ly/16crmyh. Call their helpline: (630) 577-1330. Neda can help them connect w/eating disorder experts...People who'll understand the person's fears while helping them focus on the future...On the life & relationships they want 2 build. People who'll help them discover new ways of being.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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