Category: Co-occurring

What You Need to Know About ADHD & Eating Disorders

African American Black Woman in Sunglasses 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 [...]
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Eating Disorders & Substance Use Disorder

Nature Path in Woods into Sunlight Eating disorders (ED) and substance use disorders (SUD) often co-occur. It is extremely important for those suffering from both ED and SUD, to receive specialized treatment that addresses both issues. What is Substance Use Disorder? Substance use disorder (also called substance abuse disorder) occurs when a person is unable to control the use of a [...]
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Eating Disorder Treatment for Neurodiverse Patients

Lady sitting on a beach Contributor: Jessica Steinbach MPH, RD at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Co-occurring disorders are often addressed in eating disorder treatment at every level. Dietitians, therapists, and other members of the treatment teamwork to recognize how the complexity of each individual case plays into eating disorder behaviors and the presence of disordered eating. Some co-occurring disorders [...]
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Hope in Eating Disorder Treatment: How Treating Co-Occurring Disorders Helps Patients With Recovery

Middle-aged woman stressing over her eating disorder Elvin Semrad, MD, a famous psychoanalyst, would speak about how important it is for patients to “know what they are up against.” This is especially important in the care and treatment of patients with eating disorders. When patients are treated for anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, the eating disorder is often the tip of the [...]
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Eating Disorders and Diabetes: What We Need to Know

Asian American Woman struggling with Eating Disorders and Diabetes Eating disorders do not exist in a vacuum. In fact, they commonly co-occur with many other mental and physical illnesses. One of these that causes great concern is diabetes, a disease that is chronic, lifelong, and where an individual’s diet is a primary focus of treatment. Eating Disorders and Diabetes can commonly co-occur especially since [...]
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Addressing Underlying Anxiety and Depression in Eating Disorders

Woman working through Anxiety and Depression in Eating Disorders and Binge Eating Disorder and Diabetes Contributed by Canopy Cove The comorbidity rate of eating disorders with other mental illness diagnoses is incredibly high. One study determined that 97% of female inpatients were diagnosed with at least one other mental illness [1]. So what is the best way to approach Anxiety and Depression in Eating Disorders? Two of the most common comorbidities [...]
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Bulimia & Addiction: Underlying Common Co-Occurring Disorders

Woman sitting on a beach Bargaining in Eating Disorder Recovery Bulimia and addiction share common characteristics. Both are mental health disorders, and both affect brain function, physical body functions, and emotional health. Research suggests that approximately 50% of people who have an eating disorder are also abusing substances [1]. Eating disorders and addictions affect men and women and have a detrimental impact on a person’s [...]
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