Associated Conditions for Anorexia
Excerpts on associated medical conditions for Anorexia:
Scientists have found that many patients with anorexia also suffer from
other psychiatric illnesses. While the majority have co-occurring clinical
depression, others suffer from anxiety, personality or substance abuse
disorders, and many are at risk for suicide. Obsessive-compulsive disorder
(OCD), an illness characterized by repetitive thoughts and behaviors, can
also accompany anorexia. Individuals with anorexia are typically compliant
in personality but may have sudden outbursts of hostility and anger or
become socially withdrawn. (Source: excerpt from Eating Disorders: NWHIC
Anorexia as a risk factor:
Another type of associated condition is one for which Anorexia
is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Anorexia is listed as a risk
About associated conditions for Anorexia:
Associated conditions are those which appear
statistically related, but do not have
a clear cause or effect relationship.
Whereas the complications
are caused by Anorexia,
and underlying causes
may be causes of Anorexia,
the following list shows associated conditions
that simply appear with higher frequency in people
who have Anorexia.
In some cases, there may be overlap
between this list and risk factors
People with Anorexia may be more likely to
get a condition on the list of associated conditions,
or the reverse may be true, or both.
Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply
coincidentally related to Anorexia
is not always clear.
For general information,
see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.