Treatment of anorexia involves restoring a healthy weight, treating the underlying psychological problems, and addressing behaviors that promote the problem. One thing is certain about anorexia. Severe calorie restriction has dire physical effects.
When your body doesn’t get the fuel it needs to function normally, it goes into starvation mode and slows down to conserve energy.
The participation and support of family members also makes a big difference in treatment success. While medications do not help with weight gain, they may be used to help with associated anxiety or depression.