The Behavioral Psychotherapy of Anorexia Nervosa pdf free download. The label of anorexia nervosa is misleading on two accounts: 1) anorexia— far from being anorectic, these patients are starved and periodically engorge themselves; 2) nervosa—this implies that the ailment is psychological in origin, but apart from change in dietary habits consistent with the patient’s belief system that she is too fat, the majority of the cases exhibit no changes in mood or cognition typically found in psychiatric disorders. The situation is not unlike the
one found in transsexuals, who are convinced that their “soul” has been mistakenly placed in a body shell displaying sexual characteristics that are inconsistent with their internal convictions about their sexual assignment. Both have, as has been pointed out, an obsessoid personality structure.
The Behavioral Psychotherapy of Anorexia Nervosa pdf free download
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