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Follow-up is a critical component in the treatment of eating disorders. Monitoring of a person's compliance with any treatment program for bulimia, whether that involves behavior modification (such as dietary restriction), psychotherapy, scheduled medication, or all three forms of treatment is vital to the success of treatment.
Removing the emphasis on physical appearance in our culture and in particular within the family is the best way to prevent thought processes and behavior that put people at risk of developing eating disorders. Programs that educate young people about the facts versus myths of nutrition, exercise, and weight loss while promoting self-esteem are being increasingly used to prevent bulimia and other eating disorders.
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