Information about Trauma and Eating Issues

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Information about Trauma and Eating Issues
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Psychotropic Medications Cause Weight Gain in Psychiatric Patients, Study Finds.  Most Frequently Prescribed Psychotropic Drugs:  Xanax (alprazolam); Zoloft (sertraline); Celexa (citalopram); Prozac (fluoxetine); Ativan (lorazepam); Desyrel (trazodone HCL);   Lexapro (escitalopram).

James Corden on fat shaming - Corden responds to Bill Maher's truly awful segment about bringing back fat shaming.

OOTS member Sandra Yelich's book How to Make Peace with Food was recently published and she was kind enough to write a blog article about one of the themes - how trauma can Impact our relationship with food.

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong  Huffington Post, Sept 2018.  This article doesn't talk about trauma, but it does contain a lot of helpful data and insights about obesity.

The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right, Grub Street.  Not about trauma and eating, but some good common sense info about healthy eating. 

Academic Research Linking Trauma and Eating Issues

Amianto, F., Spalatro, A., Rainis, M., Andriulli, C., Lavagnino, L., Abbate-Daga, G., & Fassino, S. (2018). Childhood emotional abuse and neglect in obese patients with and without binge eating disorder: Personality and psychopathology correlates in adulthood. Psychiatry Research, 269, 692–699.

Belli, H., Ural, C., Akbudak, M., & Sagaltıcı, E. (2019). Levels of childhood traumatic experiences and dissociative symptoms in extremely obese patients with and without binge eating disorder. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 73(8), 527–531.

Breland, J., Donalson, R., Dinh, J., & Maguen, S. (2018). Trauma exposure and disordered eating: A qualitative study. Women & Health, 58(2), 160–174.

Brewerton T. (2017). Food addiction as a proxy for eating disorder and obesity severity, trauma history, PTSD symptoms, and comorbidity. Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD, 22(2), 241–247.

Briere, J. & Scott, C. (2007). Assessment of trauma symptoms in eating-disordered populations. The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 15(4), 347-358.  https://doi:10.1080/10640260701454360   

Danese, A., & Tan, M. (2014). Childhood maltreatment and obesity: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Molecular Psychiatry, 19(5), 544–554.

Hemmingsson, E., Johansson, K., & Reynisdottir, S. (2014). Effects of childhood abuse on adult obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews, 15(11), 882–893.

Imperatori, C., Innamorati, M., Lamis, D., Farina, B., Pompili, M., Contardi, A., & Fabbricatore, M. (2016). Childhood trauma in obese and overweight women with food addiction and clinical-level of binge eating. Child Abuse & Neglect, 58, 180–190.

Masodkar, K., Johnson, J. & Peterson, M. (2016). Review of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Obesity: Exploring the Link. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, 18(1). 

Mason, S., Bryn Austin, S., Bakalar, J., Boynton-Jarrett, R., Field, A., Gooding, H., Holsen, L., Jackson, B., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Sanchez, M., Sogg, S., Tanofsky-Kraff, M., & Rich-Edwards, J. (2016). Child maltreatment's heavy toll: The need for trauma-informed obesity prevention. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 50(5), 646–649. 

Moulton, S., Newman, E., Power, K., Swanson, V., & Day, K. (2015). Childhood trauma and eating psychopathology: A mediating role for dissociation and emotion dysregulation? Child Abuse & Neglect, 39, 167–174.

McKelvey, L., Saccente, J., & Swindle, T. (2019). Adverse Childhood Experiences in infancy and toddlerhood predict obesity and health outcomes in middle childhood. Childhood Obesity, 15(3), 206–215.

Michopoulos, V., Powers, A., Moore, C., Villarreal, S., Ressler, K., & Bradley, B. (2015). The mediating role of emotion dysregulation and depression on the relationship between childhood trauma exposure and emotional eating. Appetite, 91, 129–136. 

Palmisano, G., Innamorati, M. & Vanderlinden, J. (2016). Life adverse experiences in relation with obesity and binge eating disorder: A systematic review. Journal of Behavioral Addictions 5(1), 11-31.

Palmisano, G., Innamorati, M., Susca, G., Traetta, D., Sarracino, D., & Vanderlinden, J. (2018). Childhood traumatic experiences and dissociative phenomena in eating disorders: Level and association with the severity of binge eating symptoms. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 19(1), 88–107.

Pugh, M., Waller, G., & Esposito, M. (2018). Childhood trauma, dissociation, and the internal eating disorder 'voice'. Child Abuse & Neglect, 86, 197–205.

Quilliot, D., Brunaud, L., Mathieu, J., Quenot, C., Sirveaux, M., Kahn, J., Ziegler, O., & Witkowski, P. (2019). Links between traumatic experiences in childhood or early adulthood and lifetime binge eating disorder. Psychiatry Research, 276, 134–141.

Rehkopf, D., Headen, I., Hubbard, A., Deardorff, J., Kesavan, Y., Cohen, A., Patil, D., Ritchie, L., & Abrams, B. (2016). Adverse childhood experiences and later life adult obesity and smoking in the United States. Annals of Epidemiology, 26(7), 488–492.e5.

Stojek, M., Maples-Keller, J., Dixon, H., Umpierrez, G., Gillespie, C., & Michopoulos, V. (2019). Associations of childhood trauma with food addiction and insulin resistance in African-American women with diabetes mellitus. Appetite, 141, 104317.

Tagay, S., Schlottbohm, E., Reyes-Rodriguez, M., Repic, N. & Senf, W. (2014). Eating disorders, trauma, PTSD, and psychosocial resources. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 22(1), 33-49.

Trottier, K., & MacDonald, D. (2017). Update on psychological trauma, other severe adverse experiences and eating disorders: State of the research and future research directions. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19, 45.

Waller, G., Corstorphine, E. & Mountford, V. (2007). The role of emotional abuse in the eating disorders: Implications for treatment. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 15(4), 317-331.

Wang, Y., Wu, B., Yang, H., & Song, X. (2015). The effect of childhood abuse on the risk of adult obesity. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 27(3), 175–184.

Wolf, N., & Elklit, A. (2018). Child Maltreatment and disordered eating in adulthood: A mediating role of PTSD and Self-Esteem? Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 13(1), 21–32.
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2020, 10:16:14 PM »
Quite eye opening just how much research there has been into eating disorders and relational trauma and yet few survivors, medical and mental professionals seem to know about the link. 
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