The goals of treatment are:
You may be referred to a registered dietitian. A dietitian can help you learn more about the components of a healthy diet, reasonable weight and calorie goals.
Cognitive behavioral therapy can be very effective. It may be particularly effective when combined with drug treatment.
Other therapies may be less effective, but can help patients:
Antidepressant drugs, particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), have proven effective in helping reduce these behaviors.
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