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Dissociation & Addiction

Dissociation & Addiction

Addiction can be viewed as a form of dissociation. The dissociative states are depersonalization, an individual’s separation from a sense of personal identity, and derealization, a detachment from reality, or the external environment. Through addiction there is a separation, an estrangement from both self and environment. It is as though the addiction places a buffer …

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Childhood Abuse & Eating Disorders

Eating-Disorders-and-Abuse

A large percentage of the people who suffer from eating disorders have also experienced some form of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. Such trauma may come in the form of neglect, emotional invalidation, accidents or direct physical attacks, such as rape and sexual assault. It may be noted, however, that there isn’t always a direct …

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