Georgia Konstantopoulou1*, Efstathia Xagara1 and Dimitrios Petropoulos1

The present review aims to investigate and understand food intake disorders during adolescence in conjunction with the comorbidity of depression. The method chosen to conduct this study was the systematic review. According to the findings it is found, eating disorders do indeed affect adolescents aged 12–17 years, especially girls. Eating disorders negatively affect both physical and mental health. The comorbidity of depression and eating disorders is significant. In addition to symptoms of depression, adolescents appear to have evidence of anxiety disorder and suicidal behaviour. It is also not uncommon for eating disorders to appear in childhood and continue through adolescence and into adulthood.

Keywords : Eating disorders, depression, adolescents, anxiety, bulimia, anorexia, overeating.

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