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Treatments for Anorexia

Wednesday, 01 Jun 2011 12:59 PM

Among the various types of eating disorders, anorexia nervosa ranks as the most serious and potentially fatal eating disorder.

There are two types of anorexics: the “restricting anorexic,” who drastically fasts, diets, and excessively exercises and the “purging anorexic,” who uses laxatives, weight loss pills, and diuretics or induces vomiting.

Treatment for anorexia includes dealing with the social, biological, and emotional, factors that cause it. The biggest challenge faced in the treatment for anorexia, as in the case of other eating disorders, is making the person acknowledge the problem.

Treatment for anorexia:

1. Medical treatment: Severe malnourishment and acute depression may require hospitalization. Mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and antipsychotics help many anorexics.

2. Counseling and therapy: Anorexia treatment centers incorporate psychotherapy with cognitive behavior therapy

3. Nutritional treatment: Anorexia treatment centers typically combine nutrition therapy with nutritional counseling.

4. Alternative therapies: Yoga, Acupuncture, and Tui na.

Treatment, support, and self-help strategies will ensure recovery from eating disorders.

For more information on anorexia, see below:

Anorexia: How to Treat It

Natural Supplements for Anorexia

Anorexia Nervosa: Top 5 Symptoms

Anorexia Nervosa: Latest Medical Breakthroughs
Anorexia Nervosa: What you Need to Know

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