Management of Eating Disorders When There Is Also Substance Misuse

  • Jonathan ChickEmail author
  • Glynis Read


  • Some people suffer from a co-occurring eating disorder and substance misuse

  • There are various permutations and directions of overlap

  • Avoidant coping styles and other common predisposing factors can be seen in both disorders

  • The treatment process needs to address both disorders together

  • Some treatments have benefits for one disorder to the detriment of the other

  • Therapy is most effective when it involves family members

  • Discharge planning from hospital to outpatient services and then to community aftercare are crucial.


Jonathan Chick

Consultant Psychiatrist and Professor in the field of Alcohol and Substance misuse, is Medical Director at Castle Craig Hospital in the Scottish Borders.

Glynis Read is a CBT Therapist and Head of Eating Disorders at at Castle Craig Hospital in the Scottish Borders.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Castle Craig HospitalWest LintonUK

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