Histories of childhood trauma and complex post-traumatic sequelae in women with eating disorders.

@article{Rorty1996HistoriesOC,
  title={Histories of childhood trauma and complex post-traumatic sequelae in women with eating disorders.},
  author={M Rorty and Joel Yager},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  year={1996},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={773-91}
}
The profound self-destructiveness and tenacity of eating disorders found among women abused and neglected in childhood become comprehensible when understood within a complex posttraumatic conceptualization as desperate attempts to regulate overwhelming affective states and construct a coherent sense of self and system of meaning. Trauma leads to the predictable consequences of dysregulation of the arousal system, avoidance, and constriction of affect; coherence of self and world are shattered… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, results, connections, and topics extracted from this paper.
12 Extracted Citations
0 Extracted References
Similar Papers

Citing Papers

Publications influenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 12 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…