`A readable book that contains simplified information of some complicated concepts. It will prove of benefit to those readers in the field of women and social studies' - European Eating Disorders Review The concepts presented in this book are carefully argued, succinctly organized, and genuinely stimulating.... It provokes clinicians to think about treatment and the effect of diagnostic practices, it provokes researchers to ask different questions, and it provokes students to read beyond dominant and conventional texts. This is a timely and important publication that deserves to feature prominently in the ongoing study of anorexia nervosa' - Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology

Clinical Treatments for Anorexia Nervosa

Clinical treatments for anorexia nervosa

Extract from the ‘Eating Disorder Inventory’


1 I eat sweets and carbohydrates without feeling nervous.………………

3 I wish that I could return to the security of childhood………………….

50 I feel that I am a worthwhile person.…………………………

Garner et al., International Journal of Eating Disorders (1983, 2: 15–34)

I critically examined the emergence of the clinic and modern hospital in Chapter 1 and the way in which the hospital facilitated the medical and psychiatric management of anorexia nervosa. This form of institutional management of anorexic women remains today although the restructuring of psychiatric services during the 1980s has created a shift in policy away from hospital care towards ‘community care’. Women and men who refuse food ...

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