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Eating disorders are almost never about only dieting or a desire to lose weight. The goal of losing weight “by any means necessary” is usually related to an attempt at control and often related to trauma.

If someone you love in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota is struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or another eating disorder, it’s imperative that you find them the mental health treatment they need immediately. Eating disorders are the deadliest mental health disorder there is. Call now to locate a treatment program that can provide the wide range of therapies necessary to help your Brooklyn Park loved one heal.

Trauma’s Effect on Eating Disorders

University of Minnesota researchers have identified a number of different traumas that can result in the development of an eating disorder. Both large and small, traumatic events can have a significant impact on the way that the patient views themselves and their relationship with others, causing them to respond with an attempt to control the one thing at their disposal: their food intake. Some common traumas experienced by those with eating disorders include:

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Illness or hospitalization

Less traumatic yet still significant events like having relationship problems or changing schools or jobs could trigger disordered eating habits in some patients as well.

Eating Disorder Treatment Begins When You Call

Because eating disorders require treatments that address the underlying trauma, the relationship with food, and the medical issues caused by long-term malnutrition, it is important that you opt for the mental health care center that offers the most comprehensive range of therapeutic interventions. Contact us today at the phone number listed above and speak to an expert about your options in care.