This book provides the reader with a wide and in-depth understanding of the conditions of Anorexia and Bulimia. Dorothea Hindmarch has brought together a range of perspectives: Psychiatry and Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Psychotherapy, Group Analysis, Family Therapy, Art Therapy, and Psychodrama. The book contains descriptions of both reality-oriented models of treatment such as occupational therapy and dietetics, and the multi-faceted approaches which reflect individual, familial, social and political aspects of these conditions. Intended for service users, managers or clinicians the book is written with the informed reader in mind. Each chapter takes a different perspective on the problems of the eating disorder patient/client and the book includes theoretical and clinical material to illustrate the process of treatment, recovery and loss.
Introduction. Psychiatrists and Eating Disorders. To be or NotTo Be: The Patient's Viewpoint. Psychiatric Nursing: The No Man's Land Between Patient and Therapist. Re--occupying the Preoccupied. To Eat or Not to Eat: The Dietician's Role. Systemic Family Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Group--Analytic Psychotherapy with Eating Disorders. Eating Disorders: A Psychodrama Approach. Making a Mark: An Exploration of an Art Therapy Group for Clients with Eating Disorders. Consumerism and Being Consumed: Putting Eating Problems into the Context of Modern Society. The Multi--Disciplinary Team -- The Holding Matrix.