Dr. Ross explains the treatment for bulimia.
Bulimia is treated through the use of multiple different methods, particularly in the integrated medicine approach. Not only should bulimics receive therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy, they should also learn skills from emotional regulation, which is very important.
Other components that might be included in integrated medicine treatment plan include nutritional components, the use of dietary supplements, and there are some very interesting news that is showing that dietary supplements can help with the urge to binge and purge, as well as other medications, prescription medications, which may be useful to help reduce the urge to binge.
About Dr. Ross, M.D., M.P.H.:
Dr. Carolyn Ross, M.D., M.P.H., completed her undergraduate degree in Modern Foreign Languages at Purdue University and worked as a full-time mother of her two older sons before returning to school to complete her pre-med requirements. She then went to the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Ross’s practice experience after medical school helped fuel her interest in understanding what makes people heal as she saw that most of her patients’ medical problems were related to lifestyle habits and the stresses of modern living. In searching for a better way to address these issues, Dr. Ross began to explore complementary and alternative therapies and the use of herbs and supplements for her patients. She then completed a residency in Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University and then set up practice in San Diego, California where she eventually opened three women’s centers where she practiced primary care and office gynecology.