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Mild Eating Disorder
Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?
Which comes first, depression then eating disorder, or eating disorder then depression? I think I have a eating disorder. I'm very unstable mentally.
Not a disorder: Our current framework to consider a psychiatric disorder is based on dsm-iv-tr criteria. One key element in considering a disorder is "functional impairment". Boredom eating may be indicative of an underlying issue that would benefit from an evaluation. ...Read more
Possibly.: An eating disorder can cause gastritis if there is vomiting associated with it or if a person is not eating enough, compared to the amount of acid produced in the stomach for normal digestion. The symptoms of gastritis, which can include nausea and pain, can also be caused by overeating or hunger from not eating enough. You should discuss this with your doctor and be examined. ...Read more
Degree of function: Disordered eating can take many shapes and forms from eating too much, too little, rituals with food and eating patterns, unusual food selections and so on... However, an eating disorder follows specific definitions set fourth in the dsm-5. But to answer simply, disordered eating becomes an eating disorder when it cause significant impairment in one's ability to function and cause health risks. ...Read more
Therapist: Your best resource will be a counselor or therapist or psychiatrist. They are critical in helping people overcome their eating disorders. Eating disorders typically have several different issues at their core, and often involve self-esteem or feelings of being out of control in their lives. They can be overcome! it is hard, requires a lot of courage and hard work- don't lose hope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Eating disorders come in several forms, the most common being anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and obesity. Although some individuals with one of these disorders have obsessive behaviors, no evidence suggests that the latter is the cause for the eating problems. Anxiety and depression also are quite common in individuals with eating disorders, but again probably not related to the cause. ...Read more
Yes: Several of my patients have dealt w/ that and say it can be the only way to get a break from pain. Some have been able to switch to periods of Mindfullness Meditation to obtain the break. It's a real challenge and you should have an excellent psychotherapist to work with along w/ whatever medications are needed. OCD specialists are not common but can be worth the effort to find. Get references! ...Read more
Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?
All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more
Binge Eating: People who compulsively overeat, though, may use food as their only way of coping with negative emotions. As a result, they often feel that their eating is out of control. They think about food all the time and feel guilty, ashamed, or depressed after eating. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/features/compulsive-overeating-and-how-to-stop-it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For your own: peace and comfort level, please see a mental health professional. He/she can help you address your insecurities (some of which we all have). You may need an eating disorder specialist for your food issues. peace and good health. ...Read more
Maybe: The descriptions of the actual behavior need to meet the criteria, but if it does, the disorder is called binge eating disorder. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/binge_eating_disorder i'm not sure if the newest dsm includes it. ...Read more
Yes, almost: Officially, according to the diagnostic manual, it is possible to have schizoaffective disorder-bipolar type and borderline personality disorder-both at once. One is a problem with your mood and your thoughts called psychosis and the other has to do with how you cope with stress and the trials and tribulations of life in general. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have obsessive-compulsive disorder and major depressive disorder. Can I have generalized anxiety disorder too?
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