Child Abuse & Drug Addiction

Childhood Abuse and Food Addiction

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Abusive Relationships, Adolescent Girls, Anorexia Nervosa, Body Image, Child Abuse & Drug Addiction, Eating Disorder, Eating Disorders, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Uncategorized, Women |

Severe childhood abuse suffered by girls during childhood may be linked to a subsequent food addiction, new research suggests. Women who have experienced physical or sexual abuse during childhood are much more likely to have a food addiction as adults than who women who did not experience childhood abuse. National surveys have indicated that more than one third of American women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse before they reached the age 18. Also, this childhood abuse has...

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The relationship between child abuse and drug addiction

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Child Abuse & Drug Addiction |

The relationship between child abuse and drug addiction has been linked according to a new study from Harvard University. Children who experienced abuse and maltreatment at home have shown changes in important parts of the brain. The changes in the child’s brain are linked to drug addiction, depression, mental health problems, and schizophrenia. Researchers believe the relationship between child abuse and drug addiction occurs during two developmental periods in childhood. The periods are...

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