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How is anorexia treated?

The main goal of treatment for anorexia is getting back to a healthy weight and helping you to develop healthy attitudes towards food. Treatment will usually involve components that will look after your medical and mental health. Some people with anorexia may need to be treated in hospital until they get back to a healthy weight. Psychotherapy can help to teach people affected by an eating disorder healthy ways of thinking about food and how to think more positively about themselves and their weight. In some cases, a doctor may prescribe medication to treat any mental health problems, such as depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder, that may be contributing to anorexia.11508

Author: Joanne Van der Velden
First answered: 14 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
Rating: 4.7/5 Votes: 146

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