Prozac One of the most recognizable antidepressants in the market, Prozac is one of the many brand names for Fluoxetine hydrochloride. Used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder, Prozac is the third most prescribed antidepressant in the United States.

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Old 05-29-2009, 07:19 PM
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Default Is Prozac an effective treatment for Bulimia?

I've heard about this for so long. Now that we know prozac is not really that effective in fighting anorexia, how about bulimia?
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I surely hope so. Bulimia is a disease that affects about one million Americans every year.
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I've heard that it is. In fact, it is effective on several levels.
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Uhmmm... what's bulimia?
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I've heard that it is. In fact, it is effective on several levels.
I think it has something to do with Prozac's action on the brain. The healthy levels of serotonin, the chemical that controls feelings, appetite and mood, is what helps bulimics get of their binging and purging cycles!
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Uhmmm... what's bulimia?
Bulimia is an eating disorder where sufferers binge on food and then puke it out!
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I think it has something to do with Prozac's action on the brain. The healthy levels of serotonin, the chemical that controls feelings, appetite and mood, is what helps bulimics get of their binging and purging cycles!
I've heard that bulimics often have other psychological disorders, like depression or OCD. Prozac can help alleviate both of these.
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Bulimia is an eating disorder where sufferers binge on food and then puke it out!
Hmmmn... actually, vomitting it out is just one of the ways a bulimic purges the food he or she takes in. Other use laxatives and diuretics, while other go on excessive exercise!
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My cousin says that she was able to establish a better eating pattern, and vomited much less while under prozac.
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That's great to hear!
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