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Can Depression Lead to Eating Disorders? Understanding the Link

Depression and eating disorders are two separate conditions, but they often occur together. In fact, research shows that up to 50% of people with eating disorders also have depression. But can depression actually lead to an eating disorder?

The answer is yes. Depression can be a risk factor for developing an eating disorder, particularly in women. Depression can cause changes in appetite and eating habits, leading to overeating or undereating. Additionally, depression can cause negative body image and low self-esteem, which can contribute to the development of an eating disorder.

How Nao Medical Can Help

If you or a loved one is struggling with depression and/or an eating disorder, Nao Medical can help. Our mental health services include therapy and counseling with licensed professionals who specialize in treating these conditions. We offer same-day appointments and minimal wait times, so you can get the help you need when you need it.

In addition to in-person appointments, we also offer virtual care through our comprehensive app. You can connect with a mental health professional from the comfort of your own home, at a time that works for you.

FAQs

Can depression cause binge eating disorder?

Yes, depression can be a risk factor for developing binge eating disorder.

Can depression cause anorexia?

Yes, depression can be a risk factor for developing anorexia.

Can Nao Medical help with both depression and eating disorders?

Yes, Nao Medical offers mental health services that specialize in treating both depression and eating disorders.

Key Takeaways

  • Depression can be a risk factor for developing an eating disorder.
  • Nao Medical offers mental health services that specialize in treating both depression and eating disorders.
  • Virtual care is available through our comprehensive app.

Call to Action

If you or a loved one is struggling with depression and/or an eating disorder, don’t wait to get help. Contact Nao Medical today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our mental health services.

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Sources: National Eating Disorders Association, National Institutes of Health

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered, construed or interpreted as legal or professional advice, guidance or opinion.

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