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Vol. 38, No. 1-4, 1982
Issue release date: 1982
Section title: Clinical Studies and Approaches
Psychother Psychosom 1982;38:178–200
(DOI:10.1159/000287626)

‘Personality’ and Anorexia Nervosa – the Phobic Avoidance Stance

Its Origins and Its Symptomatology

Crisp A.H. · Bhat A.V.
Academic Department of Psychiatry, St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London, England

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Abstract

Experience and behaviour in anorexia nervosa is subordinate to the need to achieve and maintain a low body weight in the presence of the impulse, generated by starvation, to forage and ingest, and moreover in the presence of abundant food supplies. The stance is a phobic avoidance one. Normal adult body weight and attendant post-pubertal ‘fatness’ is feared and avoided through the process of pubertal regression, facilitated primarily by dietary carbohydrate (and fat) avoidance, but otherwise and less effectively by the vomiting/purging syndrome. The maintenance of this stance requires a total commitment of self-control and control of the environment – which are experienced by others as a primary narcissism within the ‘patient’ and as a tyrannical manipulative attitude to those others.

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Abstract of Clinical Studies and Approaches

Published online: 2/16/2010
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Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0033-3190 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0348 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PPS


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