Years of research has shown that adolescents who have an eating disorder are at high risk for developing a co-occurring mental health disorder.
Years of research has shown that it’s not uncommon for adolescents who have an eating disorder to develop other mental health concerns. Left untreated, this can significantly impact their overall [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson The mind and body share a powerful connection, making overlap between mental and physical symptoms quite common. When it comes to eating disorders, the presence of physical chronic pain can be a cause, trigger, or result of the mental health condition. No matter the cause, treating the physical pain associated with [...] Read More
Researchers are looking into the connection between eating disorders and autism . It’s important to understand how these two conditions can influence each other. This can help mental health professionals to provide the most effective treatment. Autism is the result of atypical neurological features. This shows up as someone not having the same social skills [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson On their own, addiction and eating disorders can cause serious emotional, social, and physical problems. Nearly 20 million Americans age 12 and older battled a substance use disorder in 2017, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) . Eating disorders, meanwhile, will affect 9% of the [...] Read More
Russell Brand has talked openly about his mental health struggles, including his struggle with bulimia . It can be helpful for celebrities to talk about their struggles with mental health because it brings awareness to conditions that are often kept secret. While several celebrities have been more open about having an eating disorder or negative [...] Read More
A wealth of research and studies reveal alcohol use and eating disorders (ED) often co-occur (many times to an abusive degree), and both may share common risk factors/motivators . Because of this connection, it is crucial to carefully consider whether alcohol consumption is wise during eating disorder recovery. If you are in eating disorder recovery, [...] Read More
Research shows that individuals with eating disorders (EDs) are often diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder. One of the most common disorders co-occurring with EDs is depression. Though there are many different therapies to treat depression and eating disorders, one specific type of therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, has seen great success in treating individuals with both an [...] Read More
A recent study suggests that 20 to 30% of adults diagnosed with eating disorders are also diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), “a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication  .” While this connection has been established for some time, as with many co-occurring disorders, [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center The hopelessness that comes with depression can make living with an eating disorder quite challenging. But when you lessen the depressive symptoms you are struggling with, you are much more likely to start experiencing success in your struggle with depression and eating disorders. Connecting Depression and Eating [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the many conditions that can co-occur with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Each condition can be difficult to manage on its own, but when a woman or young girl is struggling with both, she may find it challenging [...] Read More
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