Association between Eating Disorders with Depression: A Descriptive Study

  • Shwan Asaad Qadir1, Salwa Shakir Muhsin2
Keywords: A descriptive study, eating disorders, depression.

Abstract

Background: Depression is the most prevalent mental health problem in the world, and it is considered
more prevailing in women than in men. It is a recognized mental health problem that adversely impact upon
the individual’s ability to function and sufferer’s daily life. Depression is common in people with eating
disorders. It has a higher rate in patients with eating disorders than those without eating disorders.
Method: This is a descriptive study which included a sample of 50 patients diagnosed with major depressive
disorder and having eating disorder behaviors visiting Ali Kamal consultation center for treatment and follow
up. A questionnaire developed including Beck Depression Inventory and Garner-Eating Disorder Inventory.
Data collected and analyzed using SPSS version 22.
Results: The result of this study indicated that there is statistical of interpersonal distrust, interoceptive
awareness, and ineffectiveness of Garner-EDI-2 subscales with depression.

Author Biography

Shwan Asaad Qadir1, Salwa Shakir Muhsin2

1Assistant Lecturer, Family and Community Nursing Department, 2Professor, Psychiatric Mental Health
Department, College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Republic of Iraq

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Shwan Asaad Qadir1, Salwa Shakir Muhsin2. (2020). Association between Eating Disorders with Depression: A Descriptive Study. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 597-601. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1175