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The Anorexic Mind
     

The Anorexic Mind

by Marilyn Lawrence
 

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Anorexia and all eating disorders alike affect fundamental relationships between individuals and their bodies. This book portrays the eternal pain of the anorexic mind. Marilyn Lawrence traces the psychological origins of anorexia and discusses the fallacy of the ideal weight, size and shape that some women in anguish may compulsively seek.

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Anorexia and all eating disorders alike affect fundamental relationships between individuals and their bodies. This book portrays the eternal pain of the anorexic mind. Marilyn Lawrence traces the psychological origins of anorexia and discusses the fallacy of the ideal weight, size and shape that some women in anguish may compulsively seek.

She also discusses current treatments and therapies to help the individual recognize anorexia and recover from it. From her viewpoint treating anorexia in medical modern practice is more than curing eating disorders; it has become a foray into uncharted psychological and emotional areas.

The Anorexic Mind is unique; eye-opening and essential reading for those wishing to understand the life difficulties of women who suffer from eating disorders, but also a guide for those wishing to tackle the conflicts that underpin anorexia.

This is a wise and profound approach to women’s psychology and relationship both towards their body and eating habits. Offering new perspectives this is a recommended book for the general public, practitioners and their students.

Editorial Reviews

Ronald Britton
“Marilyn Lawrence has produced a book on anorexia nervosa which is both authoritative and imaginative. It covers the subject widely and deeply, with historical, social and psychological perspectives. The authority comes from experience, as well as a wide general knowledge—that is her considerable experience of consulting to units struggling with this profoundly disturbing disorder and from her psychoanalytic experience of anorectic and bulimic individuals. Her imaginative approach is exemplified in the clinical work she reports and in her exploration of possible explanations of this widespread and potentially dangerous condition. As she shows, though anorexia is superficially contrary to reason at depth it has its own deadly logic. Professional workers, interested intellectuals and worried parents will all find this book informative and orientating. What makes it an even greater asset in the confusing, conflicted and ideologically infused field of eating disorders, is the balance of its clinically informed opinions.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855753839
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Tavistock Clinic Series
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Marilyn Lawrence is a psychoanalyst works in the Adult Department of the Tavistock Clinic and in private practice. She has for many years specilaised in work with patients with eating disorders, both in her psychoanalytic work and in her teaching and consultancy. Her published works include ‘The Anorexic Experience, Fed up and
Hungry and Fighting Food.
In addition to her work on eating disorders, she is currently Course Director of the Foundation Course in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic and Director of Publications at the Institute of Psychoanalysis.

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