Whether it is anorexia, bulimia, or compulsive overeating, any of these things are most likely the symptom of a greater problem. Many people with an Eating Disorder background come from a history of trauma that may include sexual abuse. If the symptoms of the eating disorder are severe enough, an in-patient treatment program is necessary. Eating Disorders can rob you of life; they keep you stuck in bondage to trauma and abuse from the past and can cause unhealthy relationships in the present. Getting help is imperative in order to be free from the past and in order to move forward in confidence into the future.