Eating Disorder : South Carolina Department Of Mental Health

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1 in 200 American Women suffers from bulimia. – South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Eating disorder according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary is a “psychological disorder affected by serious disturbances of eating.” [2]. It Primarily affects females, especially from ages twelve to twenty-five years old. According to Anad, “Women are more likely to develop a eating disorder than men.” In America, eating disorder has been increasing since the 1950’s. [3]
Trauma
Trauma is defined as “A deeply distressing or disturbing experience.” [2] Trauma and eating disorder relate to one another, according to Monarch Cove, “Eating disorder links to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) this can affect someone’s life negatively on the daily basis.” The symptoms of trauma can lead to eating disorder as to “Emotional abuse, bullying, sexual abuse and rape or loss of experiences as to a job or home.” [4] Eating disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are both psychological conditions according to Futures Palm Beach other factors that could contribute to trauma are “ Childhood abuse from family members or close friends.” [5]
The individuals affected by eating disorder can hide trauma. The outer effects of an individual suffering from trauma and eating disorder according to Sheppard Pratt, the symptoms of “ Anger, suicidal thoughts, guilt, shame and loss of interest in activities once loved.” [6]
All of these factors from childhood trauma to accidental causes can cause Post…
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