Eating disorders are often a form of control that patients practice to deal with things in their life that are out of control. Experiencing trauma, either a catastrophic event, or lesser repetitive trauma can lead to an eating disorder. Help is available for individuals suffering from eating disorders and trauma. Not only is the eating disorder addressed and treated but trauma informed care can also be performed to address the overall mental health of a patient suffering from both disorders.
Read more: Co-Occurring Disorders: Eating Disorders and Trauma