Decoding Anorexia: The Race to Thinness
Treating anorexia. The first goal of treating anorexia is getting the person back to a healthy weight. Depending upon the intensity of anorexia, a person can suffer from extreme or life-threatening malnutrition.
Support groups, behavioural therapy, antidepressant medication and psychotherapy may be needed to address long-term physiological issues related to anorexia. One must understand that treatment of anorexia has to be first with a psychologist, as it is more of a mental health problem. A disease with a far reaching consequence, anorexia’s signs and symptoms must be recognised before it is too late.