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How do you treat an eating disorder that has lasted 20yr?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Eating disorder

It depends on the eating disorder.Emotional and physical support are necessary.
Although a pt has survived 20 years does not mean they still aren't severely harmed or could potentially die. A thorough history and physical w/ an expert physician who treats these patents is a must. Psychotherapy, perhaps antidepressants, poss other meds please note that i don't believe this is "just" a mental disease.

In brief: Eating disorder

It depends on the eating disorder.Emotional and physical support are necessary.
Although a pt has survived 20 years does not mean they still aren't severely harmed or could potentially die. A thorough history and physical w/ an expert physician who treats these patents is a must. Psychotherapy, perhaps antidepressants, poss other meds please note that i don't believe this is "just" a mental disease.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Eating disorder Tx

Chronic eating disorders are best treated thru cognitive behavioral therapy with experienced phd that is familiar with eating do's.

In brief: Eating disorder Tx

Chronic eating disorders are best treated thru cognitive behavioral therapy with experienced phd that is familiar with eating do's.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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