Are there alternative treatments for eating disorders?

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There are no alternative treatments specifically for eating disorders. In fact, many alternative weight loss treatments are abused by people with eating disorders. These treatments may have dangerous interactions with other types of drugs that some people with eating disorders abuse, such as laxatives.

However, certain alternative therapies, such as yoga, have been shown to help with self-awareness and relaxation, so they may help with the underlying issues present with your eating disorder.

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