Eating Disorders: Obesity, Anorexia Nervosa, and the Person Within

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not even have ownership of his own body, that whatever he did was not for himself but for his parents' sake, though never sufficient to please them.In these cases, the parents' conviction of their own correctness will blind them to all signals indicating the increasing doubts and frustrations from which their children suffer. With such failure in communication, even benevolent and appropriate parental actions are apt to be experienced by the child as over-control and as disregard or rejection of anything that comes from him.
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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • Part I - General Aspects 1
  • 1 - Orientation and Point of View 8
  • 2 - Historical and Sociocultural Perspectives 23
  • 3 - Biological Basis of Eating Disorders 42
  • 4 - Hunger Awareness and Individuation 64
  • 5 - Family Frame and Transactions 86
  • 6 - Body Image and Self-Awareness 104
  • Part II - Obesity 107
  • 7 - Diversity of Clinical Pictures 132
  • 8 - Obesity in Childhood 150
  • 9 - Obesity in Adolescence 174
  • 10 - Obesity and Schizophrenia 193
  • 11 - Thin Fat People 208
  • Part III - Anorexia Nervosa 209
  • 12 227
  • 13 250
  • 14 - Primary Anorexia Nervosa 284
  • 15 - Anorexia Nervosa in the Male 304
  • Part IV - Treatment 307
  • 16 - The Practical and Psychological Aspects of Weight Change 333
  • 18 - Outcome and Outlook 387
  • Index 389
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