Medical directors from Roger Memorial Hospital’s Eating Disorder Center and Herrington Recovery Center were recently featured in an article to help health professionals learn about the contributing risk factors for co-occurring eating and substance-use disorders in college students.
In the article, Theodore E. Weltzin, MD, FAED, and Michael M. Miller, MD, FASAM, FAPA, discuss the complexity of co-occurring disorders and how individualized treatment for people with eating disorders and addictions can help prevent relapse into one disorder or the other.
“As a board-certified addiction psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist, [Dr. Miller] has seen cases where patients use stimulants as an appetite suppressant, and then find themselves unable to stop using after developing an addiction. Dr. Miller knows that if he treats the addiction without addressing the eating disorder, the chances for a relapse are very high.”
To read more visit the Screening for Mental Health website.
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