The most effective and long-lasting treatment for an eating disorder is some form of psychotherapy or counselling, coupled with careful attention to medical and nutritional needs.

Some medications have been shown to be helpful. Ideally, whatever treatment is offered should be tailored to the individual; this will vary according to both the severity of the disorder and the patient’s individual problems, needs and strengths.

Various types of approaches can be used to treat eating disorders. Psychotherapy or counselling, coupled with careful attention to medical and nutritional needs is however, the best cure for the same.

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