Connection Between PTSD and Eating Disorder
By Dr. Priyanka Srivastava, Psychologist
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is a psychological condition that is characterized by determined farfetched fear responses after a dire or intolerable knowledge such as passionate abuse, accidents, troops knowledge etc.
Eating disorders are a series of mental conditions that are characterized by aberrant eating habits that impact an individual’s earthy and mental health.
PTSD and eating disorders mostly rise together. Psychiatrists have not been means to settle a petrify attribute between a dual conditions. However, there are several explanations as to since they start together:
1. The many common eating commotion that accompanies PTSD is Bulimia nervosa where a studious binge cooking frequently and afterwards tries to ban a food by self-induced vomiting, over-exercise, fasting etc. Usually, patients rise a eating commotion after a trauma. Many psychiatrists trust that a patients overeat in sequence to revoke a feelings of pain and depression. The unfortunate thoughts associated to a dire knowledge are transposed by consistent thoughts of eating and drug techniques.
2. Victims of passionate attack rise bulimic tendencies some-more than women who have not gifted passionate violence. It is believed that they try to benefit weight by overdrinking so that they are not intimately abused again. This is generally common in women.
3. Anorexia nervosa is a commotion where a studious refuses to eat and is excessively disturbed about progressing low physique weight. Patients of PTSD mostly have suicidal tendencies and impassioned feelings of contrition and contrition for flourishing a dire eventuality when others did not. They mostly rise anorexia in an try to “punish” themselves.
4. Eating disorders such as “diabulimia”(manipulating insulin levels to umpire weight) are mostly grown since a studious tries to practice control over an aspect of his/her life in sequence to make adult for his/her feelings of disadvantage and helplessness during a dire experience.
5. Starvation accompanied with ethanol abuse (colloquially called drunkorexia) and afterwards self-purging of a ethanol to splash again is common in patients of PTSD.