Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an Anxiety Disorder that develops after exposure to an extreme traumatic event or series of events that cause psychological trauma. PTSD can result after a single event such as a rape, car accident, or assault. Or PTSD can result after prolonged exposure to domestic violence, childhood abuse or neglect, or war. Many clients that suffer from eating disorders have a history of trauma that often intrudes on their present life in such a manner that they feel overwhelmed, hypervigilant and anxious. This results in the need for a coping mechanism to help them numb or avoid the memories and PTSD symptoms. The Eating Disorder provides such a coping mechanism. For many clients the underlying trauma must be addressed in order for symptoms to remit.
At Castlewood Treatment Center we understand that symptoms of PTSD and unresolved trauma can result in the development of an Eating Disorder. We work to help our clients resolve the underlying traumatic memories that result in PTSD and the need for ED symptoms. Castlewood will work with each client to create an individualized treatment plan that addresses the development of new skills for containment of PTSD symptoms. We will also implement various trauma resolution therapies to help clients address underlying trauma.
For more information about Eating Disorder treatment for clients that also suffer from PTSD please contact us at 1-866-225-0377 or email us at email@example.com