In this podcast I explain the crucial difference between treating the trigger vs treating the eating disorder. For any person in recovery from an eating disorder or any person who is helping a sufferer recover this is a concept that you will really have to grasp in order to decide on the most effective form of treatment.
- Triggers are separate from the eating disorder and should be treated separately
- Weight restoration should be the priority in people who are underweight
- Treating triggers is important but not as important as weight restoration
- Once weight restored trigger issues are easier to treat due to the patients increased physical and mental resources.
If you are an adult in recovery or a parent/partner of an adult in recovery please remember that I have a peer support Slack group for you to join if you are looking for more support. You can find out more here.