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Sugges Treatment For Anorexia Nervosa

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Posted on Fri, 4 Jul 2014
Question: Thank you our daughter has a bad eating disorder & her ins has stopped anymore treatment . They said she has the worst of the disorder when in a facility but the Ins still booted her out & home again. they (facility) has said its starting to affect her liver. what do we do now? we cant just sit & watch her die. we are terrified. I am her mother

Shes very thin, you van feel her spine & bones when you hug her
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Answered by Dr. Abhishek Kapoor (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
She needs in patient facility

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for using healthcare magic. I, Dr Abhishek Kapoor, would help you in this query.

I think, your daughter has anorexia nervosa and in that case, you should consult a psychiatrist for her proper treatment. She needs in patient facility for anorexia nervosa and for physical symptoms. She needs antidepressant and psychotherapy in form of cognitive behavioral therapy. Both would help you to control her symptoms. In eating disorder, patients do not get improvement immediately, so you have to be patient in her case.

If you have more query, you can ask.

Regards
Dr. Abhishek Kapoor
Psychiatrist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Abhishek Kapoor (22 minutes later)
She as been seeing a psyciatrist at all the facilities,food specialists, counselors & they all say she needs 24 hr in patient treatment but the Ins says they will no longer pay for anything. In patient therapy is $30,000 a month and none of us can afford that. I'm open to any suggestions Doctor. She is slowly slipping away before our eyes.
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Answered by Dr. Abhishek Kapoor (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Try to treat her at home.

Detailed Answer:
HI

In that case, you can try to get her treated at home. Try to make all facility available at home. You can talk to her psychiatrist about her treatment plan and give her medicine at home. Try to follow dietitian plan and give her food forcefully at home. This is the only solution in her case. If you can't afford the treatment facility, then try to give same facility at home. In that way, she would get some benefit.

If you have more query, you can ask.

Regard
Dr. Abhishek Kapoor
Psychiatrist

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Sugges Treatment For Anorexia Nervosa

Brief Answer: She needs in patient facility Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for using healthcare magic. I, Dr Abhishek Kapoor, would help you in this query. I think, your daughter has anorexia nervosa and in that case, you should consult a psychiatrist for her proper treatment. She needs in patient facility for anorexia nervosa and for physical symptoms. She needs antidepressant and psychotherapy in form of cognitive behavioral therapy. Both would help you to control her symptoms. In eating disorder, patients do not get improvement immediately, so you have to be patient in her case. If you have more query, you can ask. Regards Dr. Abhishek Kapoor Psychiatrist