Co-Occurring Disorders

The importance of treating Co-Occurring Disorders

People with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder or other eating disorders often exhibit Co-Occurring Disorders or Diseases. These additional Disorders are called 'Co-Occurring Disorders' or 'Dual Diagnosis'.

It is important to understand the symptoms of each Co-Occurring Disorder and the link with the eating disorder to facilitate a successful treatment plan.

Too often we see someone with a serious condition such as an Anxiety Disorder or Depression getting treated only for their eating disorder, whereby the Co-Occurring Disorder goes untreated, whilst this is in fact the root disorder that triggered the disordered eating. This leads to a higher chance of relapsing into old eating patterns once treatment ends. 

Co-Occurring Disorders as the underlying cause

An Eating Disorder can be a method to cope with the Co-Occurring Disorder. That's why we specialise in treating eating disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders at the same time.

The Co-Occurring Disorders that we treat

Anxiety Disorders
Nonsuicidal Self Harm
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Substance Use Disorders
Trauma Disorders

The Multidisciplinary Rise Treatment Team is determined to tackle the problem at its core

Claudia Weber

Claudia Weber DE


Lauren Marsh

Lauren Marsh ZA

Nutrionist & Wellness Coach

‘We offer a safe and warm environment where individuals can let their guard down and open themselves up to the tools and support they need’