Roughly 11 percent to 13 percent of people who receive a diagnosis for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) also meet the diagnostic criteria for an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge-eating disorder. According to the results of a study published in 2013 in the journal Cognitive Behavior Therapy, people simultaneously affected by an […]
When met with punishment or negative feedback for our actions, some of us may change the way we behave. Others may resent the feedback and still others may express increased impulsive actions. For those with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), the latter is most likely.
Those with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa often share some traits with individuals who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder. Eating disorders are characterized by compulsive behaviors that surround not only eating rituals and habits developed to rid the body of calories, but also the concealing of the eating disorder. People with eating disorders often establish […]
The behaviors that are characteristic of eating disorders involve a lot of planning and careful control and discipline of eating and exercise habits. Those who are diagnosed with anorexia, for example, exhibit a high level of control over their caloric intake and are very rigid in their exercise routines. Bulimia nervosa also requires a high […]
Many individuals who have obsessive compulsive traits and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder are also dually diagnosed. Most frequently, the co-occurring disorder found alongside Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an Eating Disorder