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What questions should I ask my doctor about eating disorders?

Review the following questions to ask about eating disorders so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your healthcare professional.
  • What are my options for treatment?
  • How would you describe your approach to eating disorders treatment?
  • How do you address depression and/or anxiety? What if I do not feel like I am depressed or anxious?
  • Will you involve my family?
  • What role, if any, will medication play? What percentage of people who see you take medication? Which medications?
  • What can I expect from the medications?
  • What can I expect during a counseling session?
  • When, if ever, do you hospitalize patients?
  • What goals would we set for my treatment?
  • What does the recovery process look like?

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