What Are the Treatment Options? | Eating Disorders
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What Are the Treatment Options? | Eating Disorders

August 17, 2019


The good news is that there really are a variety
of types of eating disorder treatment options, and of course treatment options vary depending
on the specific type of eating disorder that a person is struggling with. Treatment can look like anything from anything
like what you might typically imagine – outpatient meeting with an individual therapist once
a week, talking through the types of things that are going on with the eating problem;
up to more frequent meetings with an individual therapist, maybe twice a week; up to putting
together a multi-disciplinary treatment team involving a psychiatrist, a psychologist,
a nutritionist and an internal medicine doctor to monitor medical status; and then going
to even more structured options, including programs like day-treatment programs. For the most structured or intensive type
of treatment, there are also residential treatment options where you stay overnight at a treatment
center for several days, or even several weeks or months, and inpatient treatment, which
might even be at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Within all of that, there are a variety of
different types of therapy modalities, as well. Cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders
is one of the most extensively studied types of treatment across a variety of different
types of eating problems. For bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa and
other types of eating problems, there’s really good, strong evidence that cognitive behavioral
approaches can be of help. You will hear, see and experience many other
types of therapies as well, many of which can also be useful. Things like IPT, inter-personal therapy, can
be helpful in some cases – and there’s good scientific evidence for its helpfulness in
bulimia, for example – to DBT, dialectical behavioral therapy. The fact is that there is probably no one
treatment formula that is guaranteed to work for any one person. Sometimes it takes trial and error to figure
out what types of treatment approaches might work best for you, or the person struggling
with an eating problem. Medications can also sometimes be of help. Medications including certain types of medications
that are also used as anti-depressants can also be helpful for certain types of eating
problems, but that’s not the only class, and consultation with a physician can be of help
in determining whether medication is a component that can be helpful for your particular type
of eating problem.

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