Association between Eating Disorders with Depression: A Descriptive Study
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.