The majority of those suffering from eating disorders have a cormorbidity, meaning that they suffer from at least one other psychological issue. This is likely due to transdiagnostic risk factors that need to be addressed in order to begin the recovery process. These risk factors commonly include perfectionism, rumination, and negative urgency. Addressing these risk factors is the key to treating an eating disorder and any cormorbidity conditions that a patient experiences with the eating disorder.
Read more: Comorbidity and Eating Disorders: Common Transdiagnostic Risk Factors