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Healing from Sexual Trauma and Eating Disorders

Woman dealing with eating disorder recovery and shame 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 [...]
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Recognizing Eating Disorders in Veterans with PTSD

Woman veteran playing with little girl 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 [...]
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Confronting Your Trauma in Eating Disorder Recovery

Woman Dealing with Depression and Eating Disorders Prior abuse can trigger eating disorder behaviors due to trauma and feelings of shame, guilt, and a need for self-punishment. Eating disorder behaviors are often a way to self-manage the memories and emotions through starvation, binging, purging, and self-harming. People who battle with an eating disorder are approximately at a 30% increase for having past [...]
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The Importance of Trauma-Informed Care for Eating Disorders

Woman struggling with trauma Stress in our life can be overwhelming. It can be both positive and negative. Stress can influence the way we cope and manage everyday events, but for some stress can become overpowering and cause distress, disease, and dysfunction [1]. When stress becomes so high that it ends in emotional and/or physical issues, it can turn [...]
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Examining the Link Between Body Dysmorphia and PTSD

Woman struggling with Binge Eating Disorder Contributor: Kim DeVos, MA is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, seasonal affective disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, result from a number of complex factors. It is not uncommon for mental illnesses to co-occur with one another. For example, major depression can develop alongside [...]
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Effective Treatments for Managing PTSD and Eating Disorders

Woman on the beach struggling with co-occurring disorders Contributor: By Rachael Clauson, MAAT, Eating Disorder Specialist, Timberline Knolls There are countless factors in a person’s life that may contribute to the development of an eating disorder, and these factors can be felt at any age and at any stage of life. These may include feeling societal or peer pressure to be thin and [...]
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Eating Disorders and Trauma: Stories of Survival

Woman struggling with trauma 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 [...]
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