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Treatment and Information for Bulimia Nervosa

How is bulimia treated?

     The treatment of bulimia should address both physical and psychological needs of the person. The ultimate outcome of treatment is to restore physical health and normal eating patterns. Many times treatment is undertaken by a team of medical, nutritional, and mental health professionals to evaluate the severity and meaning of the symptoms and to both prescribe and provide care. It is essential that team members communicate regularly about the patient and clarify their roles in treatment on an ongoing basis, to the patient and the family, as well as to each other.

For more information

     You can find out more about eating disorders and other mental disorders by contacting the National Women's Health Information Center (800-994-9662) or the following organizations:

National Institute of Mental Health
   Phone: (301) 443-4513
   Internet Address: http://www.nimh.nih.gov
National Eating Disorders Association.
   Phone: (800) 931-2237
   Internet Address: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Harvard Eating Disorders Center (HEDC)
   Phone: (617) 236-7766
   Internet Address: http://www.hedc.org
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
   Phone: (847) 831-3438
   Internet Address: http://www.anad.org

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