Are eating disorders a risk factor for developing major depressive disorder (clinical depression)?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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People with eating disorders also have a high rate of comorbid major depressive disorder and require specific treatment approaches. These disorders include bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and eating disorder not otherwise specified. A large percentage of individuals in this last group have binge-eating disorder.


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