Co-Occurring Disorders

The necessity of treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, or other forms of Eating Disorders often show 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 relationship between these and the Eating Disoder to facilitate a successful treatment plan.

Too often we see someone with a serious condition such as an Anxiety Disorder or Depression treated only for their Eating Disorder, while the Co-Occurring Disorder (due from a tragic life event) goes untreated but is actually the root Disorder that triggered the Disordered Eating. This leads to a higher chance of lapsing into Disordered Eating again once treatment stops.

The Root Co-Occurring Disorders

An Eating Disorder can be a method of coping with the Co-Occurring Disorder. That's why we are specialising in treating Eating Disorders at the same time of treating the Co-Occurring Disorders.

The Co-Occurring Disorders we treat

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

The Multidisciplinary Rise Treatment Team is determined to treat the problem in its root

Ilse Kelbrick

Ilse Kelbrick ZA

Psychiatrist & Medical Dr

Laura Cordero Lopez

Laura Cordero Lopez ES


Lauren Marsh

Lauren Marsh ZA

Nutrionist & Wellness Instructor

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