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A modern psychoanalytic approach to the treatment of anorexia nervosa


2008 2008

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In this dissertation, the pre-oedipal aspects of anorexia nervosa are examined from a modern psychoanalytic orientation. The quality of early object relations is examined in the context of the infant’s ability to self-regulate and discharge aggression. The hypothesis is that individuals with anorexia nervosa were unconsciously discouraged from discharging aggressive feelings externally in the relationship with early caregivers, leaving these individuals with an overabundance of internalized rage and hatred in the service of preserving the relied upon object. This dissertation explores the possible benefits of working through a discordant transference while simultaneously fostering regenerative experiences in the transference for individuals with anorexia. Modern psychoanalytic theory and techniques are discussed as potentially useful methods to both conceptualize and treat anorexia nervosa.

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Subject
Psychotherapy;
Personality
Classification
0622: Psychotherapy
0625: Personality
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Anorexia; Anorexia nervosa; Eating disorders; Emotional communication; Modern psychoanalysis; Narcissistic transference; Treatment
Title
A modern psychoanalytic approach to the treatment of anorexia nervosa
Author
Olson, Elizabeth A.
Number of pages
141
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0556
Source
DAI-B 69/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549756484
Advisor
Cooper, Susan
University/institution
The University of the Rockies
Department
Clinical Psychology
University location
United States -- Colorado
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3325548
ProQuest document ID
304363067
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304363067
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