Eating Disorder Treatment
Treatment for compulsive eating disorder includes behavioral therapy and group therapy. Behavioral therapy seems to provide the tools to help a person change unhealthy habits. In combination with therapy, medications may also help reduce symptoms of eating disorders. In most cases, therapy must continue for months to years.
Treatment for compulsive eating disorder may include:
- Mental health counseling for eating disorders:
- Group therapy for eating disorders
- Nutrition therapy for eating disorders
- Support groups for eating disorders
- Antidepressant medications for eating disorders:
- Fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem)
- Sertraline (Zoloft)
- Paroxetine (Paxil)
- Citalopram (Celexa)
- Escitalopram (Lexapro)
- Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
- Adapin (Doxepin, Sinequan)
- Amitriptyline (Elavil)
- Amoxapine (Asendin)
- Clomipramine (Anafranil)
- Desipramine (Norpramin)
- Imipramine (Tofranil, Tofranil PM)
- Nortriptyline (Pamelor, Allegron)
- Protriptyline (Vivactil)
- Trimipramine (Surmontil)
- Antiseizure medication for eating disorders:
Eating Disorder Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of compulsive eating disorder.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
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