Eating Disorders
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Treating Eating Disorders

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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Eating Disorders Blogs

  • Emily Troscianko

    A Hunger Artist

    Winning the battle against anorexia.
  • Answers to Appetite

    Integrative and natural therapies for disordered eating
  • Marcia Herrin, Ed.D., M.P.H., R.D.

    Eating Disorders News

    Information on eating disorders and how to cope with them
  • Maria Baratta, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

    Skinny Revisited

    Using the language of anorexia to heal
  • Lauren Grunebaum, L.C.S.W.

    Starving at the Banquet

    Eating disorders from both sides of the couch.
  • The Guest Room

    Reports and responses from guest bloggers.
  • Ann Goebel-Fabbri, Ph.D.

    Weighty Matters

    Making peace with your body and food.
  • Judy Scheel, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

    When Food Is Family

    Key ingredients in the eating disorder mix