Nothing to see here. Move along. (tainted_joy) wrote in ed_ucate,
Nothing to see here. Move along.

I just saw a programme on Five (in the UK) about a woman who lost 420lb (30 stone) and had to have surgery to remove excess skin. Something I picked up on though, was the fact that she began to comfort-eat as a coping mechanism for being sexually abused. Her sister, who she highly suspected had also suffered abuse from the same man, was anorexic.

Two sisters, two opposing responses. Why do you think they developed the exact opposite (opposite in terms of weight and image, at least) disorders as a result of the same abuse? She mentioned that she thought if she got fatter and fatter, her abuser would be so repulsed by her that he wouldn't want to touch her anymore. Do you think the same could apply to the sister? Has anyone had, or known anyone whose ED has been directly linked with sexual abuse?

(If talking about sex in relation to EDs isn't allowed, then please strike that last question.)


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