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Treatments for Anorexia

Treatment List for Anorexia

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Anorexia includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Biotin - possibly used for treatment of related biotin deficiency
  • Potassium - possibly used for related potassium deficiency
  • Vitamin B1 - possibly used for related vitamin B1 deficiency

Anorexia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Anorexia:

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Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Anorexia include:

  • Dronabinol - mainly used to treat anorexia associated with AIDS and cancer
  • Marinol - mainly used to treat anorexia associated with AIDS and cancer
  • Megestrol
  • Megace
  • Apo-Megestrol
  • Lin-Megestrol
  • Megace OS
  • Nu-Megestrol

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Anorexia:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Anorexia include:

Latest treatments for Anorexia:

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Hospitals & Medical Clinics: Anorexia

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Medical news summaries about treatments for Anorexia:

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Discussion of treatments for Anorexia:

Treatment of anorexia calls for a specific program that involves three main phases: (1) restoring weight lost to severe dieting and purging; (2) treating psychological disturbances such as distortion of body image, low self-esteem, and interpersonal conflicts; and (3) achieving long-term remission and rehabilitation, or full recovery. Early diagnosis and treatment increases the treatment success rate. Use of psychotropic medication in people with anorexia should be considered only after weight gain has been established. Certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been shown to be helpful for weight maintenance and for resolving mood and anxiety symptoms associated with anorexia.

The acute management of severe weight loss is usually provided in an inpatient hospital setting, where feeding plans address the person's medical and nutritional needs. In some cases, intravenous feeding is recommended. Once malnutrition has been corrected and weight gain has begun, psychotherapy (often cognitive-behavioral or interpersonal psychotherapy) can help people with anorexia overcome low self-esteem and address distorted thought and behavior patterns. Families are sometimes included in the therapeutic process. (Source: excerpt from Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions: NIMH)

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