Dr. Berkus explains if Prozac or other medications can help treat an eating disorder.
Studies have shown that for people with severe anorexia, no, because they don’t have enough nutrients coming into their brain to have the neurochemistry that these medications work up. We know that Prozac works on serotonin. These patients have low serotonin levels.
The other thing that we need to let people know is that the eating disorders falls under the obsessive compulsive umbrella meaning that, sure there may be at point a compulsive order eating and bulimia where medications are needed because there is also a coexisting depression or a coexisting anxiety disorder or something else that does require medications on board to help them feel better.
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