My purpose here is not to devalue other approaches to the treatment of mental illness but, instead, to address some of the most common critiques of psychoanalytic thinking about eating disorders. Psychoanalytic treatment of eating disorders: when words fail and bodies speak is an indispensable volume of psychoanalytically informed contributions to the literature on eating disorders this irresistible recipe combines one part theory with two parts clinical wisdom. Accordingly, the earliest psychoanalytic conceptualizations of eating disorders based on freud's classical drive theory (cf farrell, 2000 farrell, e 2000 lost for words: the psychoanalysis of anorexia and bulimia , new york : other press.
Global therapies stand in contrast to approaches which focus mainly on a reduction of symptoms, such as cognitive and behavioral approaches, so-called problem-based therapies anxiety disorders such as phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder are obvious areas where psychoanalysis might be. There are several eating disorders and the most common two of them are anorexia nervosa involving the irrational fear of being extensively overweight and bulimia nervosa involving periods of binge eating when food is excessively eaten within a two hour period than would normally be eaten in that time. The psychoanalytic approach to personality the psychoanalytic approach to personality bahiyyah shabazz psy/250 august 10, 2011 renee jeffery the psychoanalytic approach to personality in order to fully understand personality, one can observe the psychoanalytic theories of sigmund freud, carl jung, and alfred adler.
Psychoanalytic treatment of eating disorders: when words fail and bodies speakoffers a compilation of some of the most innovative thinking on psychoanalytic approaches to the treatment of eating disorders available today in its recognition of the multiple meanings of food, weight, and body shape, psychoanalytic thinking is uniquely positioned. Eating disorders are sometimes the unfortunate outcome although there are various eating disorders, anorexia nervosa is the most common among adolescent men and women anorexia nervosa is commonly referred to as anorexia , it is defined as a condition that goes beyond out-of-control dieting. Psychoanalytic theory on eating disorders the original contribution from psychoanalytic authors has focused on different ways of understanding the unconscious and symbolic meaning of. A comprehensive eating disorders glossary and dictionary defining more than 400 terms and concepts used in the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders the glossary is edited by the international non-profit organization, feast- families empowered and supporting treatment of eating disorders. Eating disorders and addictions embody high drama because these symptoms are about actions that people take that affect them as well as others but for the psychoanalytic therapist, the symptom is just one aspect of a person, and the contributors to this book all attempt to understand the symptom as part of the greater whole of that person.
Different psychological approaches to study behaviour psychoanalytic approach behaviour approach social learning theory humanistic approach cognitive approach jane is 14 and has an eating disorder this approach suggests that eating disorder may be a result of repressed childhood abuse. Psychoanalytic theory and the defense mechanisms - the introduction of the psychoanalytic theory into the field of psychology in the late 19th century and early 20th century by sigmund freud provided an innovative approach toward the examination and treatment of an individual's behaviors. Psychoanalysis can be used to treat a wide range of psychological problems, especially depression, anxiety disorders (including specific phobias), sexual disorders, personality disorders, and obsessions.
Psychoanalysis essays / adult deviance and conduct disorder running head: adult deviance and conduct disorder the relationship between childhood deviance and adult deviance william t mahan ii neumann college psych 301: research methods i november 5, 2000 introduction the current study is a correlation design. In this text we will try to question the symptoms that descriptive psychiatry classifies as eating disorders—anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder—from the perspective of a lacanian psychoanalytic approach. A psychoanalytic analysis on the black cat by edgar allan poe first of all, let us go into the world of the black cat and delve into the inner workings of the dark side of the human mind 'the black cat' is a story that leaves the reader perplexed to some extent.
(tighe, 2011)this essay will examine the causes of eating disorders and the psychological explanations that go along with them three psychological models will be looked at the cognitive approach, the behavioural approach and finally, the psychodynamic approach. Psychoanalysis is a psychoanalytical theory and therapy that aims to treat mental disorders by investigating the conscious and unconscious elements in a human mind by bringing fears to the conscious mind.
Another therapy that has been used in the treatment of mental disorder is psychoanalysis developed by freud (1910), psychoanalysis was created as a result of the psychodynamic model of abnormality this model states that a person's abnormal behaviour is a direct result of repressed unconscious conflict or trauma. Analyzing the components of the psychoanalytic approach to personality herbert reeves psy/250 april 26, 2011 david brueshoff analyzing the components of the psychoanalytic approach to personality theories are analytical tools for understanding, explaining, and making predictions about a given subject matter. Ripa di meana, is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and psychoanalyst based in rome who discusses the psychoanalytic diagnosis of eating disorders (ripa di meana, 1999) she proposes that whether the subject is anorexic or bulimic the underlying structure to both the ritual of fasting and that of bingeing and vomiting is anorexic.