Concentrating on eating
We hear a lot about mood disorders and anxiety disorders and personality disorders having a relationship with eating disorders. With all of these conditions, an eating disorder can mask the other illness, or it can be fed by it. In some cases, the full nutrition of ED recovery also resolves what seemed to be co morbid depression, anxiety, OCD, or BPD.
Time to add another condition to both watch for and discern from the symptoms of an eating disorder: ADHD May Boost Teen Girls’ Risk for Eating Disorders
I am not at all surprised that there is a link. I am glad there is now some research to back what I have observed.ReplyDelete
There is definitely a link. I have ADHD and I'm bulimic. My ADHD was too annoying for my mother to deal with so she constantly told me I was lazy, stupid, worthless, selfish, and just about every negative word you could think of. Of course I developed serious self-esteem issues (bulimics have low self-esteem) and became depressed because of that. My impulsivity made it hard for me to maintain healthy eating habits and being depressed makes me want to eat more so throwing up my food was the next step for me. Combine low self-esteem, impulsivity, and depression, and you get a raging case of bulimia. ADHD by itself is already stressful enough but it's ten times worse when your mother is emotionally abusing you. Of course I turned to bulimia to cope with my problems.ReplyDelete
Oops. Forgot to sign my name. J-A-NW-G-EDReplyDelete
I'm not at all surprised either about the link. The disorders go hand-in-hand a lot of the time. I have BPD and clinical depression and I'm a binge eater. I was anorexic for a while when I was younger.ReplyDelete