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Link Between OCD And Eating Disorders In Teenagers

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Link Between OCD And Eating Disorders In Teenagers

Post  Admin on Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:45 am

SLaM Finds Link Between OCD And Eating Disorders In Teenagers, UK

A research collaboration between the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust's (SLaM) OCD Service for young people and researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) has shown that childhood obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a risk factor for developing an eating disorder during adolescence.

The research project is the largest follow-up study of children and adolescents with OCD undertaken in the United Kingdom.

"Among the young people we followed up with, females who experienced OCD during childhood, and also have a family history of eating disorders, are at high risk for developing an eating disorder later in life," Dr Micali said.

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