I'm depressed. Could I also have an eating disorder?

Yes. A person may have a mood disorder such as major depression and/or an eating disorder. They are really two separate conditions although there may be an increased risk of having major depression with an underlying problem of having an eating disorder. There are safe and effective treatments for both. By the way, most medications do not work as well if the person doesn't eat properly.
Eating DO. That depends on your eating habits, self image, bombing/purging, along with symptoms of depression.
Possible. It is possible to have depression as well as an eating disorder; however, it is very common in depression to experience a change in eating behavior. Some with depression may eat more ("feeding the depression") yet others may eat less. Be sure to check with your family doctor or psychiatrist to see if any changes to your eating habit are because of an eating disorder or from depression.

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Could my depression cause me to have an eating disorder?

Not exactly. It's not uncommon to have eating disorders and depression in the same person. Also depression can interfere with appetite -- decreasing or increasing it. Full eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia are not caused by depression though. Read more...

And I'm depressed most of the time. Do I have an eating disorder?

Maybe. You should seek formal psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. See a psychiatrist in your area for accurate diagnosis in your particular case. Good luck. Read more...

I have a history with depression and eating disorders. How likely is it that my children could develop these conditions?

Nature vs Nurture. To some degree, these are inherited - but i'm certain that they are also learned. I believe that part is most important. Firstly, because it is what we can effect. Life can be difficult too, so avoiding emotional/behavioral disorders isn't easy even if there's no family history. Building a life style of making good choices, addressing issues early and solving problems well is what you can model. Read more...
See below. Having two generations of major depressive disorder predisposes the child to depression. Symptoms tend to start off as an anxiety disorder. If one has a sibling with an eating disorder, this person is 10 fold more likely to develop the disorder than someone in the community. Read more...

Gf has an eating disorder, cuts herself, and is depressed. Could these possibly be linked to being abused?

It's quite possible. Don't know any particulars. But individuals who have suffered early trauma can be at risk for developing mental health problems. I very hope that she is getting good professional care to help work through these issues. Read more...

Can depression go away after an eating disorder?

Depends. It depends on the cause of the depression. If there is a direct correlation between the depression and the eating disorder, then yes the depression could resolve if the eating disorder is treated. If the depression has been ongoing or perhaps related to other issues, then it will likely not go away on its own without treatment. Therapy is a good treatment for both. Read more...

Is an eating disorder depression or something else?

It can occur alone . Or with depression. The antidepressants are mostly used to treat accompanying depression whereas studies of antidepressants for the treatment of bulimia and anorexia alone do not appear to be very promising in general.Best wishes. Read more...
Depression . Can be part of the picture in an eating disorder and a part of what keeps,it going. However, the issues involved are more complicated and vary between people. It,would,be,useful,to,learn about your own special circumstances in order to get better. Read more...

My friend has an eating disorder and extreme depression. She refuses to see help. Anything I can do to help her?

Work together. Depression and eating disorder cause indecision and immobility. Reluctance to seek help is the rule rather than the exception. As a friend, your influence and support can add to her family and doctor's efforts to save your friend's life. The key is to work together. Communicate frequently and openly with everyone who is trying to help. Read more...