Depression is a painful disorder in itself and combination of depression along with eating disorder can be worst to deal with. People suffering from depression and eating disorder are quite different from those who just suffer from mood disorder. In case of eating disorder, individual suffering from depression reach the maximum level of self hatred and hopelessness.
People who develop eating disorder normally experience that they have very little control over what is happening in their lives. Depression often is the cause for eating disorder. When cases of eating disorder are dealt, it becomes important to know if major depression exists.
The unique feature of depression in people who also suffer from eating disorder is intense level of self contempt and self hatred. This can be due to major symptoms of depression along with eating disorder that makes them think negative and feel low. The eating disorder can lead to several problems as people around the individual do not accept them with eating disorder. The disapproval in society also aggravates eating disorder.
Like any other individual who is suffering with addictions need your help, similarly people struggling from eating disorder and depression too need your help. You should make the person feel that you are going to support them. Well, to resolve of eating disorder, a person should be treated for symptoms of depression. There are special health cares institutes that can help patients learn how to live and eat normally and give them proper counseling to help them recover from the condition.
Sometimes hopelessness among depression patients can result in suicidal thoughts, death thoughts etc., it is important to be with those who are suffering from depression and eating disorder as their hopelessness is very scary and painful. Their inner torture or misery leads to self hatred. Therapist also find it difficult to help patients overcome the feeling of self hatred and guilty, Defective, etc., they find it difficult to treat such patients as there is so much of hatred in such people about themselves that it becomes very difficult to help them come out of that condition easily.
The most powerful method to treat the depression is to avoid isolation and help patients come out of the isolated world. Helping such patients interact and connect with other people can be quite helpful. Moving out of their world where they feel isolated and connecting themselves to others to feel love, care, compassion and ability to interact and express their feeling to others, which can involve their loved ones, friends, family etc, can be the best method to treat depression. When such patients get love, concern, care and attention makes them feel comfortable and they start thinking positively without feeling low and less important.
Interaction and help from people who are close to the patient can certainly help the patient feel the new world where there is no time to get into self hatred. So we can help such people as they can recover from depression and eating disorder with someone’s help and care.