Up to 50% of individuals with eating disorders also present with substance use disorders, and up to 35% of individuals with substance use disorders also present with eating disorders, bulimia nervosa being most commonly linked to substance abuse. The findings of the National Center on Substance Abuse indicate both have shared risk factors and characteristics. The DSM IV-TR diagnostic characteristics of substance dependence as well as the criteria for binge eating disorder (now included in the DSM-V) will be discussed with respect to behaviors surrounding food and eating.
Research has indicated that the brain reward system processes positive responses to both food and addictive substances. Due to the many similarities between eating and addictive disorders, the recovery and 12-step models used in substance abuse treatment can be used effectively with eating disorders.
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Dr. Kim Dennis specializes in treating eating disorders, trauma, PTSD, co-occurring disorders, and addictions recovery. She is a board-certified psychiatrist and maintains a holistic perspective in the practice of psychiatry. She is also on the editorial board of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. Dr. Dennis has been on CNN and ABC News. She contributes to the Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, WebMD, Boston Globe Addiction Professional, and Behavioral Healthcare. She writes a monthly column for Daily Strength and is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, American Medical Association, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, American Society for Addiction Medicine, and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She is the Medical Director and CEO for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. For more information about Dr. Dennis and her work, please visit www.timberlineknolls.com.