I wonder how many people who are anorexic are also clinically depressed. From a personal sample size of 1 (n=1), I would say 100%.
One driver of my anorexia that I hinted at in a previous post is that eating has become the only thing to look forward to. So, if I don’t eat, then I will have something to look forward to, some kind of motivation. When I do eat, it becomes a ritual designed to take as long as possible. The goal is to break up the long expanse of time that I cannot fathom will ever end.
Since there is nothing to motivate me and time seems to stretch out forever, waiting to eat gives me a goal and eating passes the time.