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The Anorexic Mind


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ContentsIntroduction1. Historical Perspectives2. Assessing risk in eating disorders3. Eating disorders and object relations4. Anorexia, femininity and the sexual development of girls5. Matters of life and death6. Psychotherapy with eating disorder patients7. Psychological thinking in hospital settingsConclusions

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Marilyn Lawrence is a Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis. She works in the Adult Department of the Tavistock Clinic and in private practice in London. She has a long-standing interest in eating disorders, as well as in gender and sexual development. Her published works include 'The Anorexic Experience' (1984), 'Fed Up and Hungry' (1989), and 'Fighting Food' (1990). She is currently Programme Director of the Foundation Course in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and is Director of Publications at the Institute of Psychoanalysis.


'The Anorexic Mind is the culmination of thirty years of clinical practice, teaching, and consultation about the often intractable problems of anorexia and bulimia. One of the many strengths of the book is its dual focus: it moves between psychoanalytic work in the consulting room on the one hand, and work with very ill people in inpatient settings on the other. As a consequence, the respective chapters draw both on long-term intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy and also on approaches to mental health that stem from traditions that lie at the heart of the work of the Tavistock Clinic.' - Margot Waddell, from the Series Editor's Preface '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.' - Ronald Britton, FRCPsych., F Inst Psychoanal., DPM

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