Treatments for Eating Disorders
- Restoring you to a healthy weight and keeping you there
- Treating psychological disturbances, such as distortion of body image, low self-esteem, and interpersonal conflicts
- Achieving long-term remission and rehabilitation or full recovery
General Treatment Guidelines for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder
- Stop binging
- Stop purging—in the case of bulimia
- Provide education about healthy eating habits and nutrition
- Focus self-esteem away from body image and shape
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 07/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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