Did treating depression help your eating disorder

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Registered: 08-25-2013
Did treating depression help your eating disorder
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Sun, 09-08-2013 - 10:36am

Did anyone find that treating their depression helped their eating disorder? Did you use meds or therapy or maybe a combination of both?

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Registered: 09-06-2007

Meds didn't help my eating disorder. Of course, that probably was because I had fears of taking the meds. I was always afraid they would make me gain weight and if I happened to gain a couple of pounds I was done with it.

I did find therapy to be a big help. When I felt I was stable enough, I tried meds for depression again. At that point it did help the depression but again, the weight gain issue made it seem counterproductive. So I quit taking them again. for me, therapy has been the most effective for my eating disorder.

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