Eating disorders are not uncommon among survivors of sexual assault or abuse. Sexual assault and abuse can have an effect on the victim’s perceived body image and sense of control, which may contribute to the development of an eating disorder. People with eating disorders often use the control of food as a way to cope or compensate for feelings and emotions that may otherwise seem overwhelming. It is possible to get help for these disorders and provide support for those struggling with these serious emotional and physical issues.
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