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Eating Disorder Treatment — the Disconnect Between Body and Mind

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Eating Disorder Treatment — the Disconnect Between Body and Mind

When human psychological factors cause an illness, it is called psychosomatic – of the mind and of the body. Of all disorders, an eating disorder is the epitome of a toxic relationship between psyche and soma, yet the body is our interface for navigating the world. Medical writer Jonathan Miller states: The body is the medium of experience and the instrument of action. Through its actions we shape and organize our experiences and perceptions of the outside world from the sensations that arrive within the body itself. [The body is] possessed by the person who has it, it also possesses and constitutes him (1978, p.14). In ​”The Body Betrayed,” by Kathryn J. Zerbe (1993), explores how the psyche and soma become at war with each other, no longer unified...

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