Anorexia Nervosa and Other Dyscontrol Syndromes by E.L. EdelsteinAnorexia Nervosa and Other Dyscontrol Syndromes by E.L. Edelstein

Anorexia Nervosa and Other Dyscontrol Syndromes

byE.L. Edelstein

Paperback | December 21, 1988

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The volume incorporates a novel approach to anorexia nervosa as one of a spectrum of dyscontrol syndromes that also includes obesity and drug abuse. It attempts to develop an understanding of the psychological and developmental aspects of anorexia nervosa and its relation to other dyscontrol syndromes. In the author's view, masochistic behavior and ascetic attitudes can become addictions. It is the compulsive need to master drives and impulses that leads to the total control of the most vital drive, hunger. Biological, endocrinal, and autonomous elements relating to this behavior (including its anatomical, embryonal, physiological, and psychological dimensions and deviations) are carefully analyzed and related to the disturbances manifested in anorexia nervosa. Historical and transcultural aspects are also discussed in detail. In viewing anorexia nervosa as a self-induced malady, the volume will be of particular interest to clinicians and therapists concerned with the complex interaction between behavior and physical illness.
Title:Anorexia Nervosa and Other Dyscontrol SyndromesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.03 inPublished:December 21, 1988Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540192816

ISBN - 13:9783540192817

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Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction.- Fasting - Asceticism.- Eating and Eating Behavior.- The Concept of Body Image and Its Changes.- Biological Aspects.- Bulimia - A Subgroup of Anorexia or a Separate Disease?- Obesity.- Common Elements in Dyscontrol Syndromes.- Psychodynamic Viewpoints of the Dyscontrol Syndromes and of Anorexia Nervosa in Particular.- Some Impressive Issues of Bizarre Character in the Life of Anorectics.- Treatment.- Epilogue.- Subject Index.