Bipolar disorder (BD) is a prevalent and debilitating psychiatric condition frequently co-occurring with other disorders, including eating disorders (EDs). A recent study aimed to explore the prevalence and clinical associations of EDs in individuals with BD, with a particular focus on differences between BD type 1 and BD type 2.
The study analyzed data from 2,929 patients diagnosed with BD, drawn from the FondaMental Advanced Centers of Expertise – Bipolar Disorder (FACE-BD) cohort
In conclusion, this study highlights the substantial comorbidity between BD and EDs and suggests that the presence of EDs may vary between BD subtypes. The clinical implications are profound, emphasizing the need for integrated care for individuals with comorbid BD and EDs. Tailored treatment approaches that address both conditions concurrently may be essential in improving outcomes for these patients.
Flaudia V et al. Journal of Effective Disorders 2023;335,177-185. Abstract
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