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Does OCD as a child predispose you to anorexia later in life?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Most people with eating disorders have complex issues (comorbidities) including generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, ocd, depression, poor self image, ad/hd and others.
So, compared to kids without ocd, those with it are more likely to have associated conditions, including eating disorders.

In brief: Possibly
Most people with eating disorders have complex issues (comorbidities) including generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, ocd, depression, poor self image, ad/hd and others.
So, compared to kids without ocd, those with it are more likely to have associated conditions, including eating disorders.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Association
There is an association between anorexia and anxiety disorders such as ocd.
However, having OCD as a child does not automatically mean that you will have anorexia.

In brief: Association
There is an association between anorexia and anxiety disorders such as ocd.
However, having OCD as a child does not automatically mean that you will have anorexia.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Glen Elliott
If anything, the association probably goes the other way: those with anorexia are apt to develop strict rituals and may develp frank OCD.
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