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Treatments for Eating disorders

Eating disorders: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Eating disorders may include:

Hidden causes of Eating disorders may be incorrectly diagnosed:

Eating disorders: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospital statistics for Eating disorders:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Eating disorders:

  • eating disorders accounted for 48,909 patient days in hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW Hospital Morbidity Database 2001-02, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • eating disorders resulted in 6,003 hospitalisations in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW Hospital Morbidity Database 2001-02, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 0.014% (1,762) of hospital consultant episodes were for eating disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultant episodes for eating disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for eating disorders were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Hospitals & Medical Clinics: Eating disorders

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Fact Sheet Eating Disorders: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Eating disorders are most successfully treated when diagnosed early. The longer abnormal eating behaviors persist, the more difficult it is to overcome the disorder and its effects on the body. In some cases, long term treatment and hospitalization is required. Families and friends offering support and encouragement can play an important role in the success of the treatment program. (Source: excerpt from Fact Sheet Eating Disorders: NWHIC)

Fact Sheet Eating Disorders: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Presently, there is no universally accepted standard treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder. Ideally, an integrated approach to treatment would include the skills of nutritionists, mental health professionals, endocrinologists and other physicians. Various types of psychotherapy may be employed, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and family and group therapy. Self-esteem enhancement and assertiveness training may also be helpful. Antidepressants and other drugs have been part of some therapeutic regimes. (Source: excerpt from Fact Sheet Eating Disorders: NWHIC)

Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions: NIMH (Excerpt)

Eating disorders can be treated and a healthy weight restored. The sooner these disorders are diagnosed and treated, the better the outcomes are likely to be. Because of their complexity, eating disorders require a comprehensive treatment plan involving medical care and monitoring, psychosocial interventions, nutritional counseling and, when appropriate, medication management. At the time of diagnosis, the clinician must determine whether the person is in immediate danger and requires hospitalization. (Source: excerpt from Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions: NIMH)

Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions: NIMH (Excerpt)

People with eating disorders often do not recognize or admit that they are ill. As a result, they may strongly resist getting and staying in treatment. Family members or other trusted individuals can be helpful in ensuring that the person with an eating disorder receives needed care and rehabilitation. For some people, treatment may be long term. (Source: excerpt from Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions: NIMH)

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