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Eating disorder comorbidity: When eating disorders occur with other diseases (Examiner.com)

Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post "Eating disorder comorbidity: When eating disorders occur with other diseases": Eating disorders are a singular condition for some individuals, but for many people, disordered eating can be associated with additional medical and psychiatric diagnoses. When an eating disorder occurs alongside or in addition to another condition, it is referred to as “comorbidity.” When comorbid conditions exist, it is critical that any and all diseases or disorders are properly treated to support medical and psychiatric health and lasting recovery. Additionally, understanding how eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS), are intertwined with a comorbid disorder can help the eating disorders treatment team develop effective, individualized courses of intervention... Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety. 

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