Friday, October 14, 2011

The Trauma Beneath Eating Disorders

Lon Woodbury, MA, CEP, IECA
Independent Educational Consultant

Dr. Kim Dennis
Medical Director
Timberline Knolls
Lemont, Illinois

"Although disordered eating is fairly widespread and can usually be helped by family and local resources, clinical Eating Disorders are fortunately less common but a very serious and potentially deadly problem," explained Dr. Kim Dennis, Medical Director at Timberline Knolls on Lon Woodbury's Internet Talk Radio Show "Parent Choices for Struggling Teens" on October 10, 2011 on LATalkRadio.

"Almost always behind a clinical Eating Disorder there is some trauma or insult to the brain that interferes with a healthy growth of the brain and leads to an unhealthy life style," continued Dennis, "that often comes from growing up in alcoholic and/or abusive family situations."
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If you are in recovery from an eating disorder, what aspects of your treatment helped you understand and address the underlying issues associated with your eating disorder?

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