Aug 31, 2020
This is the second part of our series on Trauma and EDs. Meredith reviews the concept of fight, flight or freeze and gives descriptions of various characteristics of these behaviors.
Meredith emphasizes the importance of diagnosing accurately as there are may characteristics of trauma that seem to be other psychiatric diagnosis. For example some clinicians feel that Borderline Personality Disorder is actually the "result" of complex trauma. Also, there are many behaviors that result in eating disorder behaviors as well.
Our title is based off a very good book that we recommend you read: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body In the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van der Kolk, MD.
Please note that this podcast episode does not replace the importance of more indepth understanding and training often required to effectively treat clients with trauma.