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How is anorexia, cutting, depression and OCD treated?

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With therapy and medications

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Do I have a twin out here??? Great answer again! Lol! :0)
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Even if it isn't that bad yet? How much is it to go to a physiatrist? Would they tell my parents? I am 16.
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Yes they would have to get your parents permission to treat you. Talk to your parents they love you and will help if you open up a talk to them
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@ yinandyang I guess great minds do think alike lol
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Could a school counsellor treat this or does it go beyond them?
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I think a school councilor might be a good start.
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Good place to begin but you'll need other help. Good luck
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Good place to begin but you'll need other help. Good luck
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You can start there but you'll need other help
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I agree....
Please don't worry about the money. That is your parents job to worry! Not yours plus there are places/programs that will help financially for things like this. :0)
But that is NOT your worry or concern.
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It is though. I am worrying about money and how getting help will affect me. I will be monitored and have titles on my name.
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I couldn't get my statement to post so now it's post 3 times. Ugh!
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Jenny I know you're scared but if you don't get help the outcome of this could be a lot worse!! Please talk to your parents or school nurse!!
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But what would the school counsellor tell my parents?
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If you are putting yourself in danger then they may have to say something but they could direct you to help lines. (phone numbers, places to go, free places, places that help out with money, etc.)
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The counselor would tell your parents what they need to know. If you don't want your parents to know the reasons for things going on then I'm sure there's a way around this til
You're ready to talk to them. You need to talk to someone soon.
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I am in shock because I didn't think that I would be THAT girl. I didn't think I would care about my weight and actually starve myself. All I have ate today is 21 pieces of dry cereal. I am very hungry and it is only 4 pm. I will wait till dinner. I didn't think that I would cut myself, EVER! I am confused cuz I told a friend and they say I don't need help and shouldn't he it. You guys seem to think differently, I just want this to stop but I want to be 99 pounds also. It is just about time for me to weigh myself again. I am confused if I should tell the school counsellor? It might add a lot of problems and maybe even magnify the situation worse than it is.
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Jenny you can't lose weight by starving yourself!! Believe I know!! Your body will turn what you eat into sugar which will be turned into fat so your body will survive!! Those prices of cereal might as well be cubes of sugar!! You have to eat to lose weight!!! If you ate right and went for walks or danced in your room to your favorite music then you'd lose weight!! You cut yourself cause your pain inside hurts so much that you inflict physical pain on the outside so you don't have to focus so much on what really hurts!! You need to talk to someone this is imperative!!! Please talk to your mom or a counselor!
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I know that it isn't healthy. I know I shouldn't cut. I don't know why I have these issues though. I became depressed and I don't know why. I want to tell my teacher but then they will get me help and I don't want to worry my parents. I couldn't live with the guilt of them wondering why I couldn't tell them or feeling more close to a teacher. I do. I feel WAY closer to teachers
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It takes guts to know when to ask for help and to then ask for it. I think your mom would be proud of you for talking to someone when you can't figure things on your own. I think she would be happy if you came to her with your troubles. That's what mamas are for! To love you, guide and direct you when you're headed in the wrong direction and to help when you need it. I'm sure your parents wouldn't like to know that there was something going on that they could help and you were scared or didn't wasn't to worry them. Honey they love you and want what's best for you.
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Awe thanks. This made my day brighter =') thanks so much for taking time and listening to a complete stranger. Not everyone continues to chat through comments. You really dot know how much I appreciate this. I think I will starve to be 99 pounds... If I feel the same then I will ask for help. I promise. I am so sorry if I let you down. Take care :')
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You're letting yourself down Jenny! I know you can get better. Please talk to your teacher and I will be praying for you. I have been thinking of you all day. I hope the best for you Jenny. It's been no problem listening and talking to you.
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Awe thanx. I really can't though- at least not yet. I will consider it though! I want to be 99 pounds. I really really want it. I want to be tiny. I only need to lose 11 pounds. I will feel better. I am so sorry. I don't know why I look in te mirror and see fat- I can't help it :(
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kk great words! Perfect words actually! :0)
Jenny, I will be praying for you also. :0)
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Thank you guys :')
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:0)
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Thanks yinandyang.. Jenny I will be praying for you.
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<3 thanks! :')
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You're welcome dear <3
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Good afternoon Jenny and Kk! How are you guys today? :0)
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I'm fine yin how're you? Hope all's good with both of you
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I am pretty good :)
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I'm so glad Jenny!! Hello I've been thinking a lot about you and I hope you have a smile today.
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I did smile today. Not so sure about help though. I will try and work through it on my own.
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I'm glad to hear you smiled today!! That makes my day!! Hope the best for you
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:n)
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Professionally! They need lots of psychiatric counseling! And probably some supportive help with medication.

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Even if it isn't that bad yet? How much is it to go to a physiatrist? Would they tell my parents? I am 16.
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Awe Sweetheart, I am sorry. I don't quite know the answers. Let me give you some words of encouragement. :0)
First of all, you said "even if it ain't that bad?" That tells me that you are aware of your problem and that you want to catch it before it becomes a bigger problem. I am so proud of you! That is amazing and very smart of you to realize that! You are already further along then most with your situation. That should help you continue on seeking help. :0)
Second of all, you are worried about them telling your parents. Your parents already have an idea. They know something is not right and is probably going crazy trying to figure out what is wrong with their precious child. If you inform them that you think you may need some professional help, it will probably relieve them. Its positive. Now later on down the line your mom will wonder what she did wrong. It is OK. That is not your problem. She is the adult. You are the child and you need the help. They are gonna love you no matter what! :0)
I hope this encourages you because you are showing signs of wanting help and that is good! Please don't let fear or negativity stop you from getting help. :0)
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I am not sure though. I don't want to be an added expense if I didn't really need Help. Including attempts, I have cut ~10 times with a knife since middle of may? I have been starving myself for a few months and my goal is to be 99 pounds. I am 110 right now. I am starting to get out of control with starving. Yesterday all I are was a salad and 21 pieces of dry cereal and an ice pop. I feel sick today. I log every calorie I eat and weigh myself 3 times a day. I was thinking about starting to purge as well.... I threw away all my school lunches for like the last month and a half and I got to 107 pounds. I gained back to 113 but got back down to 110 now.
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My parents are concerned. I am so secretive. I isolate myself. I never talk to anyone. It is expensive to get help! And we are low on money. I can't even have the guilt of telling them that they have a daughter like me...
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They have good reason to be concerned. Let me ask you this.... do you think your parents would rather pay for help or for a funeral for their daughter?
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I won't die.... 99 pounds isn't even that little. I am 110 right now. Uh. No one understands how lost I am. I told my friend all this and they said I don't need help... Everyone says something different.
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You're a smart person!! Has anyone ever told you that?
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Me?
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Yes Jenny you are smart. People do understand what you are going through. I think you may be searching for an answer you want to hear. What is it you want to hear? Then I can help a little better maybe?
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Kk thank you. :0)
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I am in shock because I didn't think that I would be THAT girl. I didn't think I would care about my weight and actually starve myself. All I have ate today is 21 pieces of dry cereal. I am very hungry and it is only 4 pm. I will wait till dinner. I didn't think that I would cut myself, EVER! I am confused cuz I told a friend and they say I don't need help and shouldn't he it. You guys seem to think differently, I just want this to stop but I want to be 99 pounds also. It is just about time for me to weigh myself again. I am confused if I should tell the school counsellor? It might add a lot of problems and maybe even magnify the situation worse than it is.
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You are taking on too many "problems" at once. OCD will not kill you, you can deal with that later. Starving yourself could kill you but you admitted you want to be skinny (even though you are) you don't see it. I would eat if I was you. Cutting yourself could be a big problem. We need to figure out WHY you cut. Are you numb and trying to feel anything even if its physical pain? Or are you in so much emotional pain that you cut to feel less emotional pain, but more physical pain? Are you trying to "disappear" Do you think the world would be a better place without you in it? There is so much you are dealing with. One thing at a time is my advice. My heart goes out to you.
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I have been very emotional and crying a lot. I don't know why I cut- it came kinda automatically because I didn't know what else to do. I was ready to give up. I wasn't crying because it hurt- I was crying because I was mad at myself for letting things get that far. Little did I know, it happened multiple times after that and I switched to a pocket knife.
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Yes you Jenny. It's smart to ask for help. Now you just need to ask someone who knows you dear.
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Yeah.... I am so shy and socially awkward though. I only feel comfortable with a few teachers or talkin online. In person I am very bad at talking. So much to say that I can't because I am embarrassed. Anyways. Thanks again :)
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Kk, great advice. :0)
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Jenny, whatever you did to make yourself so mad at yourself is not so bad that you need to "punish" yourself. Sweetheart you need to start by forgiving yourself for what you have done. Everybody makes mistakes. Nobody is perfect. Forgiveness will begin to set you free. Forgive yourself girl! :0)
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Ok
I will work on it. Thanks! I don't know how to thank you two enough! :')
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You can take care of yourself and promise to get help if you really want to thank us. :0)
Good luck to you and please keep us updated on your progress! :0)
We are rooting for you! (and praying for you of course!)
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Awe thanx! :)
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You sooo welcome Jenny and thanks again yin
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Jenny I'm still checking on you too. We all want you to get the help that can get you back on track to a enjoyable life. Please.
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I am thinking about it. I think I will try and get better my own though
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Ok. You have the awareness and some ideas of what you can do. That teacher you mentioned might be a good support for you.
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Yeah. They r tired of me though
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Nvm. Sorry gettin too personal.
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Anerexic- Eat. Cutting- say that your better than that then put it down. OCD- If you have pills take them if not try your best to stop:)
~Goodluck.

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Even if it isn't that bad yet? How much is it to go to a physiatrist? Would they tell my parents? I am 16.
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Expensive like $100 and up per hour. If it isn't that bad I would try to stop and calm. Maybe doing yoga. I know it sounds silly but it will relax you and maybe then you could get back on track. You could have a meeting with or without your parents but they have the same right as a doc about telling about their patients and stuff. So unless you are really in danger they will not tell. On a side note- they could tell anyone that could help or should know if you are in great danger.
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So teachers at school would know, right? Can a school counsellor great this or does it even go beyond them?
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I would try it. But if you don't want your parents to know that might be a prob.
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Ok. Thank you for your help :)
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It's treated using medication prescribed by a doctor. Also seeing some kind of psychiatrist works good as well. You will be prescribed most likely a form of SSRI medication. It's an anti depressant. I know how hard all of this is the sooner you get help the better!

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Even if it isn't that bad yet? How much is it to go to a physiatrist?
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Your parents may have insurance to cover it. You need to tell them. They love you. You say it isn't that bad yet! So this is the time to start getting it taken care of. You do not want it to get worse. Good luck hon.
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I want to be lighter... They will make me gain weight and my parents will eat watch every meal I eat. I am not close at all to my parents. They know none of this. I don't want them to be upset to have a daughter like me as just be an added expense.
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Can a school counsellor treat this or does it to beyond them?
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You said you are in Canada. Isn't there universal health care? That should take care of most of the medical costs.
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Feeling not close at all is normal for your age.
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Okay. And idk about the health care.
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