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Co-Occuring Disorders About Eating Disorders

Co-Occuring Disorders

Eating disorders often occur alongside a spectrum of other psychiatric and developmental disorders. While this can complicate treatment, understanding these relationships is critical to sustainable recovery.

Common Co-Occurring Disorders

Certain eating disorders occur more often and can lead to a dual diagnosis with certain other psychiatric and developmental disorders. In general, comorbidities include:
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Bipolar I & II Disorders

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Cognitive Disorders

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