Treating Anorexia


Looking at cases of adolescents and young women, the author describes psychoanalytic treatments for eating disorders. The article describes fundamental elements of the treatment, including: the structure of the interdisciplinary group of care (psychoanalyst, endocrinologist, nutritionist) and the role of parental involvement. Therapy focuses on the reconstruction of Precursors of the Ego (self-containment and reflective skills). A crucial step is the ability for patients to enter into mental conflict in the therapeutic relationship and with the family, since Read more