Associated Conditions of Eating disorders


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About associated conditions: Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Eating disorders, and underlying causes may be causes of Eating disorders, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Eating disorders. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Eating disorders. People with Eating disorders may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Eating disorders is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.

Associated conditions list: The list of conditions mentioned by various sources as associated with Eating disorders includes:


Associated conditions: Eating disorders frequently co-occur with other psychiatric disorders such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. In addition, people who suffer from eating disorders can experience a wide range of physical health complications, including serious heart conditions and kidney failure which may lead to death. Recognition of eating disorders as real and treatable diseases, therefore, is critically important.1

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1. excerpt from Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions: NIMH

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