Does bulimia cause trauma?
A recent study found that “the vast majority of women and men with anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED) reported a history of interpersonal trauma” (Mitchell et al. 2012).
What starvation does to the brain?
Restricted eating, malnourishment, and excessive weight loss can lead to changes in our brain chemistry, resulting in increased symptoms of depression and anxiety (Centre for Clinical Interventions, 2018b). These changes in brain chemistry and poor mental health outcomes skew reality.
How did Laura Freeman recover from anorexia?
“Although I lost my appetite in every other respect, the appetite I never lost was my love of reading,” says the author and journalist Laura Freeman, who was diagnosed with anorexia at the age of 15. Her book The Reading Cure charts her years of recovery – helped by the novels she read while on bed rest.
How long does it take to fully recover from anorexia?
1. It takes years to recover. I was shocked to find out over a year after I was diagnosed with anorexia that it takes years to fully recover from an eating disorder. Everyone is different and recovery time can vary based on how long you have had an eating disorder, your support system and resources and motivation for recovery.
What no one tells you about recovery from an eating disorder?
Here are 12 things no one tells you about eating disorder recovery. 1. It takes years to recover. I was shocked to find out over a year after I was diagnosed with anorexia that it takes years to fully recover from an eating disorder.
Is anorexia the focal point of eating disorders?
That movie perpetuated stereotypes that anorexia is the focal point of eating disorders and you have to be emaciated in order to have an eating disorder. There are a lot of issues with the movie, but that’s not what this post is about, as many others have covered the topic well (see here and here ).