Traumatic blood contact between mother and daughter: Condition for anorexia of the female adolescent
My new theory is that Anorexia of the Female Adolescent, in addition to the girl’s psychological causes, needs a biological condition: “Different mother/daughter blood types (0, A, B, AB) and traumatic contact between the two blood types during pregnancy and/or birth”. In my collection of data (more than 100 cases in 25 years): only the girls having a different blood type (0, A, B, AB) from the mother are suffering from anorexia and from the patient's history we could think of a mother/daughter blood contact during the pregnancy. There are no exceptions in my data. My theory facilitates early diagnosis by limiting observation, for Anorexia risk, to only daughters with a different blood type than that of the mother. Recognizing this biological condition for Anorexia of the Female Adolescent allows us early diagnosis, predictive hypothesis and right view of mother/daughter relationship, that is not conflicting but is simply perturbed by an immunological alarm. The Trauma, resulting from the contact between incompatible blood types, causes the mutual alarm that perturbs the mother/daughter relationship. So we are able to reduce the mortality rate and the consequences of anorexia by providing a theory that allows us to have early or even predictive diagnosis and to be able to use EMDR to solve the consequences on the mother/daughter relationship of the Trauma caused by contact between incompatible blood types. Not only anorexia but also relationship between mother and daughter can be fruitfully treated with EMDR by treating both: a reframing from conflict to alarm.
Original Work Citation
Bracco, L. (2020, January). Traumatic blood contact between mother and daughter: Condition for anorexia of the female adolescent. Paper presented at the 4th EMDR Asia International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
“Traumatic blood contact between mother and daughter: Condition for anorexia of the female adolescent,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/26262.