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Medical care, including hospitalization to treat malnutrition or create weight gain, is sometimes necessary in anorexia, but psychotherapy is also an essential part of any treatment plan for eating disorders.
Individual, group, and family therapy, and combinations thereof, all address different aspects of these complex conditions. Antidepressants, both to improve mood and reduce obsessiveness, are often prescribed for those with eating disorders, but the jury is still out on their effectiveness.
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