Even when we are in touch with our own emotions and able to process them in a healthy manner, we can seem out of control if we are unable to accurately discern how others feel about us or how they are responding to the current situation. Individuals with eating disorder often struggle in this domain. It can present itself in a number of ways, including overreacting to negative input or difficulty with social interactions.
Distorted View - Difficulty In Addressing One’s Own Emotional Responses
Studies done on women have shown that those with eating disorders exhibit increased levels of anger. This manifests both in increased anger responses to perceived negative interactions and in increased levels of suppressed anger. The combination of increased reactivity and inaccurate perception of others’ intentions often results in frequent emotional outbursts.