Study Links Distinct Patterns of Childhood Trauma to Specific Eating Disorder Diagnoses

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Beth Ellwood A new study published in the Journal of Eating Disorders revealed high rates of adverse childhood experiences among patients with eating disorders. Different diagnoses were linked to specific patterns of trauma. For example, patients with binge eating disorder were especially likely to report a history of physical and emotional abuse.

The Biological Effects of Childhood Trauma

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Michael D. De Bellis, Abigail Zisk Despite the widespread prevalence of childhood trauma, less is known about trauma’s biological effects in children as compared to adults with child trauma histories; and even less is known about how these pediatric mechanisms underlie trauma’s short-term and long-term medical and mental health consequences. This article focuses primarily on […]