How common are comorbid disorders with EDs?
What is the longitudinal relationship of these comorbid symptoms?
Psychiatric, psychological and medical comorbidities in ED individuals are common. Research demonstrates that 55 - 97% of individuals diagnosed with an ED, also receive a diagnosis for at least one more psychiatric and/or medical diagnosis. The most common psychiatric comorbidities associated with EDs include major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), autism, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorders, suicide and borderline personality disorder. Our team has undertaken research on a range of these comorbid disorders, with a focus on the longitudinal relationship of the associated comorbid symptomatology. More recently we are also aiming to assess transdiagnostic factors for EDs and these other comorbid disorders.
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