What is Trauma? When we think of what constitutes trauma, we often think of single events where we feel like our life or wellbeing is significantly threatened. However, what is “traumatic” to any given individual is best understood in light of the “three E’s,” Event, Experience, and Effects, an important point made by the Substance Abuse [...] Read More
What is the Connection? There are many ways in which trauma can interact with eating disorder symptoms. Trauma-Focused CBT treatments are able to help treat both the trauma and the eating disorder. As with many issues in mental health and eating disorders, there is a constant “chicken-or-the-egg” debate on which causes which. And, as these [...] Read More
Contributor: Timberline Knolls Team at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center “The voice claims me. I see therapists. These people challenge the voice, the thoughts. My intellect begins to understand the illusion. But, the moment I begin to sense the almighty damage I am doing to myself . . . the voice becomes angry. It warns [...] Read More
Contributor: By Rachael Clauson, MAAT, Eating Disorder Specialist, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Healing from an eating disorder is a complex journey that is rarely linear and predictable. Overcoming an eating disorder involves the healing of the mind, body, and spirit. And for someone who has experienced sexual trauma, healing adds another layer of complexity in [...] Read More
Eating disorders are serious diseases that affect both body and mind. An eating disorder can be anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder. Regardless of the eating disorder individuals will often feel shame, guilt, embarrassment about their disorder and keep it as secretive as possible. A VA-funded study that looked at female veterans of [...] Read More
The relationship between trauma and eating disorders has been studied a great deal, and both are found to have a strong correlation to one another. In fact, the U.S. National Comorbidity Survey-Replication Study found that “virtually all women and men with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder reported a history of at least one [...] Read More
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