The Tangled Web of Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse (1.5 CE/CME)
Seda Ebrahimi, PhD
Supported by: Cambridge Eating Disorder Center
Level of Instruction: Introductory/Intermediate
Eating Disorders are complex mental health conditions. Not only do Eating Disorders have various medical symptoms and complications, but they are also often accompanied by other mental health disorders. The co-occurrence of Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders is high. Research indicates that up to 35% of individuals with Substance Use Disorders have a co-occurring eating disorder. They share many symptoms, resulting in a similarity in treatment approaches. This presentation will review the similarities and differences between the two as well as discuss effective treatment approaches.