NEDC and Beyond Blue - Eating disorders, anxiety and depression

About this resource

A person with an eating disorder will often be diagnosed with another mental health problem. Dual diagnosis or co-morbidity refers to the presence of one or more diseases or disorders in one individual.

There is a high level of co-morbidity of psychiatric illnesses with eating disorders. Eating disorders are most commonly accompanied by depression and anxiety disorders; however, substance abuse and personality disorders are prevalent in people with eating disorders. In fact, research suggests that approximately 60% of people with an eating disorder will also meet diagnosis for one of these other psychological disorders.

BeyondBlue

Download the Beyond Blue fact sheet: Eating Disorders, Depression and Anxiety

AuthorNEDC, Beyond Blue
PDF Available ?Yes
Is Free ?Yes

See also

Eating disorders: recognition and treatment (NICE)

This guideline covers assessment, treatment, monitoring and inpatient care for children, young people and adults with eating disorders.

Read more

Issue 71: Diabetes and dieting: Risk factors for eating disorders

Editor’s NoteDiabetes and eating disorders: Dr Beth SheltonDieting and children: Dr Laura HartPart 2: Video interview with Royal Children’s Hospital nurse Claire MayUpcoming events – ANZAED Autumn workshops Editor’s NoteWelcome to a new year and a new start in 2021.

Read more

Eating Disorders: The Way Forward – An Australian National Framework 

Eating Disorders: The Way Forward - An Australian National Framework seeks to address the pervasive and grievous cruelty of a serious mental illness within our community, that of eating disorders.

Read more

Caring for Someone with an Eating Disorder

Family, carers and support services play a crucial role in the care, support and recovery of people with eating disorders and this resource is designed to assist these people in contributing to an effective collaborative care approach.

Read more

Help us improve!

Give us feedback!

Survey

We will continue throughout 2020 to update and improve the NEDC website and welcome any feedback you may have on the site.

Provide feedback