This is a guide to anorexia, and why women starve themselves. It provides hints to recognizing anorexia in others, explores the fallacy of the "ideal weight", and shows what treatments are available and how to resolve the conflicts which underpin anorexia.
Why should a bright young woman suddenly drive herself to starvation? Why does anorexia afflict so many women and girls? Marilyn Lawrence, a therapist with over 20 years' specialist experience, offers a clear and accessible guide to tackling this bewildering illness. She discusses: how to recognise anorexia in yourself and others the fallacy of the 'ideal weight' what treatments are available - their strengths and weaknesses how to resolve the conflicts which underpin anorexia practical ways of helping yourself and others
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About Marilyn Lawrence
Marilyn Lawrence began working with anorexic women in the NHS in 1974. She now works at the Tavistock Clinic in London. She is the author of Fed Up and Hungry: Women Oppression and Food.
The Anorexic Experience by Marilyn Lawrence
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