Does Therapy Actually Help Eating Disorders?

Question by Teri: Does therapy actually help eating disorders?
I’m 15 and well, it doesn’t really take a diagnosis to know I’m bulimic. For over a year I’ve been purging 3-8 times a day, and any time I don’t have school I’m taking laxatives. I’m not skinny or anything and I don’t want to look stupid getting help or gain weight if I get help. I know it sounds crazy, but I rely so much on my disorder. I feel like crap most of the time, but those times I see the scale going down, it actually puts me in a better mood despite the fatigue. I don’t know what to do with myself, I’m afraid to get help because I really want to lose weight, but every time I’ve tried to be healthy on my own without purging or starving, I binged. Like really bad binges where I can’t control myself at all. I want to know if therapy is worth it, and if it will help me be able to lose weight the healthy way and not hate my body. Or if I should lose weight, and THEN get therapy. I tried it when I was like 10 for different matters but I didn’t think it helped.

Best answer:

Answer by tarah
It,may help,to,do both. I m in therapy it works it,wont work if you don’t apply it.

Answer by Mr.Annonymous
To date the success rates are still developing, while it also depends on the therpist as well. I have met some therapist and think that you cannot expect to another strqnger solve yor problems for you espcially if they are no more perfect than you are. Ive never been more certain about th fact that you are your best chance of a cure because obviously no one knows you better than you.

Maybe do your own research on the internet, you tube is also a great way to connect, many othr people post their testimonies about their eating disorders and their own tips on how they overcame it.

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