Co-occurrence of Substance Use and Eating Disorders: An Approach to the Adolescent Patient in the Context of Family Centered Care. A Literature Review


SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE, vol.51, no.7, pp.853-860, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/10826084.2016.1155614
  • Title of Journal : SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE
  • Page Numbers: pp.853-860


In this review article, the co-occurrence of substance use and eating disorders will be discussed with a specific emphasis on the approach to the adolescent patient in the context of family centered care. The evidence to date suggests that the associations between eating and substance use disorders are multifactorial. Balancing between confidential health care for substance use and family centered health care for eating disorders is a real challenge in the management of adolescent patients with co-occurring eating and substance use disorders. Reconciling confidential health care with parental involvement should be considered with individually determined limits of confidentiality.