Anorexia and Depression

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judy3
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   Posted 6/28/2007 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
HI,
I am trying to find help for a friend of hours with a 19 year old daughter thats Anorexic, she is also depressed, her doctors claim anti depression meds dont work on a malnourised person, the problem is if they dont get her out of her depression how can they pull her out of the anorexia, if anyone has any info to help this suffering child and family it would be accepted with much appreciation, they said she was on prozac , zyprexa ,zoloft and none worked

SylvFizer
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   Posted 6/29/2007 3:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Very sad to hear about your friend’s daughter. It is true that depression medicines should be taken with meals or on a full stomach to lessen stomach upsets. I think that your friend should always see top it that her daughter is eating and she takes her medicines. If someone can help her out then it’s her mum and she herself.

ShynSassy
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   Posted 6/29/2007 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Judy
I was treated for anorexia,and was also on anti depressants.
They just have to be careful and make sure that the meds do not cause weight loss.

She needs to be in counseling for her eating disorder and I had to eat several small meals a day until my appetite came back to somewhat normal.


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judy3
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   Posted 6/29/2007 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   

HI Shynsassy,

Thanks for the response, my friend daughter has been in counceling for approx close to two years, she is so disfunctional that she has quit her job approx a year ago and is currently in a day program that has her eat 700 calories a day but when she is home she refuses food, she claims it takes 4-5 years for recovery, I just feel if they can get hold of the depression she might be able to fight the anorexia


ShynSassy
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   Posted 6/30/2007 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy

I am wondering if it is time for a second opinion.
I agree with you,they really need to get ahold of the depression. Having an eating disorder is a major sign of depression,and I am not sure why they are choosing not to put her on meds.
It does not make sense to me.


Please keep us updated.

Shy
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Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
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27ROSES
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   Posted 6/30/2007 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
HI. I SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION AND AND EATING DISORDER. I AM BULIMIC/ANEREXIC. I AM SLOWLY TRYING TO EAT A LITTLE MORE EACH DAY. I HAVE BEEN EATING MORE FRUIT. I HAVE TRIED SO MANY ANTI DEPRESSANTS BEFORE AND I CAN NOT TAKE THEM BECAUSE THEY MAKE ME SICK. YEARS BACK I WAS GIVEN AN ANTI DEPRESSANT CALLED IMIPRAMINE. THAT WORKED REALLY GOOD. I MAY GO BACK ON IT. MY DR SAYS NOW THAT IT IS AN OLDER DRUG AND ITS NOT PRESCRIBED THAT MUCH ANY MORE BECAUSE THERE ARE BETTER DRUGS OUT THERE. THAT IS WHAT I TAKE. I TRIED SO MANY OTHERS AND I FELT SO BAD.

sooper
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   Posted 6/30/2007 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
When I get depressed my appetite goes minimal im really skinny guy anyway. Im surprised the zyprexa didnt help gain weight, I gained a load on 30 lbs in 5 months. Im now off of it and depressed a general mess and I have already lost 10 of those 30 lbs. I just dont feel hungry. You might wanna get some ENSURE PLUS or BOOST plus to help with nutrients and such.

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els
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   Posted 6/30/2007 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Judy, I am sorry to hear about your friends daughter.  Unfortunately, this is becoming a trend with younger people these days.

You state that the girl is in a day program?  Perhaps, it may be time for your friends to consider inpatient treatment for her.  There are many good places that specialize in this and while she would be there they can also treat her for depression.  Maybe, the day program could give them a referral or advice on this.


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