Comorbidity between lifetime eating problems and mood and anxiety disorders: results from the Canadian Community Health Survey of Mental Health and Well-being.

TitleComorbidity between lifetime eating problems and mood and anxiety disorders: results from the Canadian Community Health Survey of Mental Health and Well-being.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMeng X, D'Arcy C
JournalEur Eat Disord Rev
Volume23
Issue2
Pagination156-62
Date Published2015 Mar
ISSN1099-0968
KeywordsAdult, Anxiety Disorders, Canada, Comorbidity, Depression, Depressive Disorder, Major, Feeding and Eating Disorders, Female, Health Status, Health Surveys, Humans, Male, Mental Health, Middle Aged, Mood Disorders, Personal Satisfaction, Prevalence, Risk Factors
Abstract

This study was to examine profiles of eating problems (EPs), mood and anxiety disorders and their comorbidities; explore risk patterns for these disorders; and document differences in health service utilization in a national population. Data were from the Canadian Community Health Survey of Mental Health and Well-being. The lifetime prevalence of EPs was 1.70% among Canadians, compared with 13.25% for mood disorder, 11.27% for anxiety disorder and 20.16% for any mood or anxiety disorder. Almost half of those with EPs also suffered with mood or anxiety disorders. A similar pattern in depressive symptoms was found among individuals with major depression and EPs, but individuals with EPs reported fewer symptoms. Factors associated with the comorbidity of EPs and mood and anxiety disorders were identified. Individuals with EPs reported more unmet needs. Patients with EPs should be concomitantly investigated for mood and anxiety disorders, as similar interventions may be effective for both.

DOI10.1002/erv.2347
Alternate JournalEur Eat Disord Rev
PubMed ID25604862

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