Category: Depression

Dealing with Depression and Disordered Eating

Depressed young woman thinking about Genetics and Depression Depression and disordered eating are two challenging mental illnesses to overcome. This makes it even more difficult when they co-occur, which happens often considering depression is the most common co-morbid diagnosis in patients with eating disorders [1]. If you were to create a Venn diagram of both disorders, many of the shared symptoms would fall [...]
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How Genetic Variation May Impact Antidepressant Efficacy in Eating Disorder Treatment

DNA Strand of Genetic Variation Impact on Eating Disorder Treatment Sponsored By: The Laureate Eating Disorders Program Understanding the role of dietary deficiencies and genetic variation impact on the efficacy of medication can be an effective tool when treatment planning with patients and families. Incorporating information about individualized genetics as part of a larger conversation about medication trials or compliance may be useful for some patients [...]
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Grief, Depression & Comfort Eating: A Common Combination

Woman struggling with grief and depression “Grief is a sign that you have loved and loved well” ~ Unknown Author Love is universal in the way it is shared. We all love. We do not have to understand another language to understand love. It is common among all human beings’ belief systems, feelings, thoughts, and religions. Grief is Emotional Grief can [...]
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Can Depression Be Caused By Malnutrition From an Eating Disorder?

Woman Dealing With a negative body image Eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, are complex psychiatric illnesses that involve multiple risk factors, including biological and environmental components. A high percentage of individuals who struggle with an eating disorder also have a co-occurring mood disorder, such as depression. There are various forms of depressive disorders that can develop alongside an [...]
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