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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 [...]

Dissociation & Addiction2020-07-17T09:52:44-07:00

Attachment Theory: Childhood Blueprint For Adult Behavior


Attachment Theory: A Childhood Blueprint The Attachment Theory argues that a strong emotional and physical bond to one primary caregiver in our first years of life, is critical to our development. If our bonding is strong and we are securely attached, then we feel safe to explore the world. We know there is always [...]

Attachment Theory: Childhood Blueprint For Adult Behavior2020-05-27T18:11:54-07:00

Childhood Abuse & Eating Disorders


Eating Disorders & Childhood 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 [...]

Childhood Abuse & Eating Disorders2020-04-17T14:30:58-07:00