Comorbidity between depression and disordered eating in adolescents.

@article{Santos2007ComorbidityBD,
  title={Comorbidity between depression and disordered eating in adolescents.},
  author={Melissa F. P. Santos and Corbett S Richards and M. Kathryn Bleckley},
  journal={Eating behaviors},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={440-9}
}
Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders seen in adolescence. Low self-esteem, lack of social support and poor body image have been found to be risk factors for depression. However, these risk factors have not adequately explained why adolescent female rates of depressive episodes rise to almost twice that of males. This study had three purposes. The first is to identify the prevalence and comorbidity of depressive and disordered eating symptoms in a sample of high school… CONTINUE READING

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