I maintain a blog that examines the role relationships play in eating disorders. I believe in Attachment Theory, that the emotional support, empathy, and acceptance a person receives in childhood enables self-worth throughout life. Without healthy attachments, self-esteem is diminished; food is a replacement for relationships an individual craves. This is a common thread I have seen in many eating disorders; however, causes of eating disorders are complex and are as unique as the individual who develops one. Understanding both psychological & relational aspects is essential in choosing treatment and in establishing an infrastructure for long-term recovery.
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