What should I do to help the girl I love who suffers from depression and an eating disorder?

Get her therapy. Unless you are professionally trained to deal with these issues, it is best for both of you that she receives professional help. I'm confident that together you can both work these issues out, and be a stronger couple for it.

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Are eating disorders and depression genetic?

Genetics. Yes, genetics plays a significant role in both these conditions . . . But is far from the only factor. There are many environmental influences also. Also you can do much to help yourself and avoid these outcomes, even if you may have certain genetic inheritance. Read more...
Nature vs Nurture. You can inherit genes that make you susceptible to ED or increase your risk, but you may also be observing disorder behavior & maladaptive coping skills. Example, if you are at risk for depression due to parent's history, you might have observed their manner of coping through the use of food. Due to genetics & observed behavior you might also be diagnosed w/depression and/or eating disorder. 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...

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...

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...

My friend has an eating disorder and servers depression. But she refuses to get help because of a bad experiance with her last one. What should we do?

Co dependence. You cannot force her to do anything. She has to want to get better. You can tell her what you see and what you feel. And then you have to leave it up to her to get the help she needs. Read more...

I was wondering what do you believe causes depression, low self-esteem, and eating disorders in people?

Multifactorial. The causes of depression are not entirely known. We believe that genetics plays a vital role in that it probably makes the individual vulnerable. Environmental factors are also important for all of us have to handle stress, loss, and other psychological difficulties. That stress interacts with the vulnerability that leads to depression. Read more...