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Posted by: Ayeeee | 2004/11/15

Treating eating disorders

Dear Doc

I am suffering from Bulimia and Compulsive eating disorder. I think its beyond control now. I've been to a shrink but its still hard to control my eating. I think I need residential treatment. Have any idea of such. I live in Cape Town but I'm prepared to go anywhere to end this. Its affecting my social life now.

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Dear Ayeee
You have at least reached the point where you realise that you need help ASAP and this is a good thing. I agree that a team approach involving a psychologist, dietitian and behaviour therapist is called for. In Cape Town and environs you can contact the Kenilworth Clinic (021) 797-1400 who have an Eating Disorder Unit.
Holding thumbs for your speedy recovery from this dreaded illness.
Best regards
DietDoc

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