126: Emotions, Negative Beliefs and Perfectionism: How insecure attachment can lead to eating disorders
Research is now showing that something called “attachment styles” may also explain why people with a history of toxic stress related to childhood trauma or to other specific childhood issues (abandonment, neglect, abrupt separation from a parent, frequent changes in caregivers, or lack of caregiver responsiveness) may have food and body image issues. Individuals who were raised in a family where their parents invalidated their views or feelings are more likely to binge and purge or have other disordered eating behaviors. In this episode, you will learn:
- What are the 4 attachment styles?
- How many people with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder have insecure attachment styles.
- How is perfectionism related to attachment style and to eating disorders.
- How can insecure attachment make you more vulnerable to the social media message about dieting and the thin ideal?