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My daughter, 17, wants to stop therapy now that things are going OK. What can I do?

She is being treated for depression with 20 mgs Prozac. She also has an eating disorder, and is using marijuana.

Answered by: Evelyn Attia

In general, treatment for eating disorders take time. Often, individuals receiving treatment, for eating disorders like for other medical conditions, believe that the treatment can be stopped as soon as there is some initial symptom relief. Clinicians usually recommend that treatment focus not only on acute management, but on maintenance of the improvement, if the improvement is to last most successfully.