Medicines such as antidepressants may reduce the frequency of the binge-purge episodes of bulimia. They may also be used to treat other mental health problems, such as depression, that often occur along with bulimia. And you may need antacids to decrease stomach acid or bulk laxatives such as Citrucel to replace the overuse of more harsh laxatives.
Reference Antidepressant medicines are used to reduce the frequency of binge-purge cycles and treat any related depression or anxiety.
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Sometimes several antidepressant medicines are tried before finding the one that works best. Treatment with medicines is more effective when combined with Reference psychological counseling Opens New Window, which includes Reference nutritional counseling Opens New Window.Reference 5
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 25, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference W. Stewart Agras, MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry