Chronic Medical Conditions, Body Image, Eating Disorders and Resilience

How do we recover from an eating disorder and trust our body, in a body that is differently abled? Many develop an eating disorder as a result of body image disturbance and being in a body that “doesn’t work the way it is supposed to”. Chronic medical conditions and trauma associated with complex surgeries can lead to PTSD and other psychiatric co-morbidities. It is important that clinicians be able to identify trauma and body image disturbances as a result of medical conditions. We can then assess, and properly treat, clients with these complex issues leading to resilience and recovery.