October 11, 2010

Perinatal Problems May Lead to Eating Disorders

Anorexia and bulimia nervosa are caused by a complex combination of genetic and environmental factors. The development of the disorders can occur at many different ages, often emerging during adolescence, but sometimes after a significant life event or milestone, such as a divorce.

Complications of Trauma

Traumatic life events require a period of adjustment before one can resume daily activities. It is common, for example, for businesses to grant a three day bereavement leave when employees lose loved ones. If trauma is severe enough, however, the time needed to transition back to an everyday routine can be much more prolonged and …

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