Self-Harm Behavior and Eating Disorders: Dynamics, Assessment, and Treatment


Although self-harm behaviors such as burning, cutting or abrading oneself are common in individuals with eating disorders, not much is known about the precise relationship between this frequent occurrence. As the first clinical text to address the subject in a comprehensive fashion, Self-Harm Behavior and Eating Disorders fills that gap. The book's seventeen chapters, written by expert therapists and clinicians, are designed to provide professionals with the information and tools they need to treat patients who have eating disorders and engage in self-harm behaviors. Grouped into four major sections - Epidemiology, Psychodynamics, Assessment, and Treatment - these chapters examine the co-occurrence of self-harm behavior and eating disorders from a variety of perspectives. The authors consider cross-cultural factors, the complications caused when a patient suffers from other disorders, and the efficacy of various treatment programs. This long-needed book is destined to be a critical resource for professionals in the field.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Mervat Nasser
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004


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