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How might childhood fears have caused me to become addicted to food?

Laura Katleman-Prue
Nutrition & Dietetics
When we were young, many of us who now suffer from addictions were terrified of anger. Because grown-ups looked enormous, we were afraid that if they got angry enough, they would hurt or even kill us. Unconsciously, we believed that if we provoked others or allowed ourselves to feel intense anger, we would either be killed or our rage would be so out of control that we would kill others. Associating anger with death, we avoided these emotions at all costs and numbed out with food (or some other substance) instead.
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