Anorexia and bulimia Treatment

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Anorexia and bulimia Treatment The biggest challenge in treating anorexia nervosa is having the person recognize that they have an illness. Most persons with anorexia nervosa deny that they have an eating disorder. Individuals often enter treatment only once their condition is fairly advanced. The goals of treatment are to first restore normal body weight and eating habits. A weight gain of 1 - 3 pounds per week is considered a safe goal. A number of different programs have been designed to treat anorexia. Sometimes weight gain is achieved using schedules for eating, decreased physical activity, and increased social activity, either on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Many patients start with a short hospital stay and continue to follow-up with a day treatment program. Care providers who are usually involved in these programs include nurse practitioners, physicians, a nutritionist or dietician, and mental health care providers. Different kinds of talk therapy are used to treat people with anorexia:
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