Specialized Care Plans
Tapestry recognizes that clients who are diagnosed with an eating disorder might also be struggling with other behavioral health issues. In these cases, treatment plans are modified by our multi-disciplinary team to accommodate treating each disorder simultaneously—each within the context of the other. Our psychiatrist and clinicians are skilled at identifying connections between disorders and facilitating whole-person healing.
Disorders that commonly co-occur with other eating disorders may include:
- Substance abuse
- Bipolar disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Body dysmorphia
- Borderline personality disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Tapestry offers treatment for many co-occurring disorders. Clients will work with their team to address underlying causes, identify triggers, and create a comprehensive treatment plan that meets all their needs.
Often, when a person struggles with an eating disorder, they will also struggle with a mental illness. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, the following patients with eating disorders also struggle with a mental illness:
- 56 percent of people with anorexia nervosa
- 79 percent of people with a binge eating disorder
- 95 percent of people with bulimia nervosa
Depression & Eating Disorders
Of all the women struggling with an eating disorder, an estimated 92 percent were struggling with a depressive disorder, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. However, depression is not the only mental illness that can affect those with eating disorders. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is also a common co-occurring disorder. An estimated 69 percent of people with anorexia nervosa and 33 percent of patients with bulimia nervosa suffer from OCD.
Anxiety & Eating Disorders
Another common co-occurring mental health disorder with eating disorders is anxiety. An estimated 54 to 81 percent of people with bulimia nervosa have an anxiety disorder. The next-most affected with anxiety are those with a binge eating disorder, of whom 55 to 65 percent are affected. Also, an estimated 48 to 51 percent of people with anorexia nervosa also have an anxiety disorder.
When a person suffers from these disorders together, it’s important they seek treatment at a facility that can care for both disorders. Partial hospitalization programs can help many people who are struggling.
To learn more about co-occurring disorders and our treatment approach, call (844) 299-1343 today.
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