N.24 - Anorexia, Adolescence, Group

Individuation of the self and eating disorders in adolescence

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present an etiopathogenetic hypothesis of eating disorders (DCA) during adolescence, from the theoretical model of Self Psychology and clinical experience gained in the field. According to this hypothesis, a particular structural deficit of the Self and familial relations lay the groundwork that structures an eating disorder, in a time when food and weight changes occur physiologically. The second section highlights all this, through the description of a session of group psychotherapy featuring patients with eating disorders.

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