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Author Nardone, Giorgio

Title Prison of food : research and treatment of eating disorders / Giorgio Nardone, with Tiziana Verbitz and Roberta Milanese
Published London ; New York : Karnac, 2005


Description 1 online resource (x, 287 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface / Paul Watzlawick -- From descriptive to operative diagnoses -- The construction of treatment protocols -- Efficacy and effectiveness of the therapeutic model: results -- Anorexia: formation, persistence, change -- Bulimia: formation, persistence, change -- Vomiting: formation, persistence, change
Summary This groundbreaking volume concentrates on solution-oriented treatment of some of the most difficult pathologies - anorexia, bulimia and vomiting (as a separate category introduced by Nardone et al). The logic and apparent simplicity of the way these complex conditions are treated is truly outstanding. As opposed to a long-drawn psychotherapy, Nardone and his colleagues offer a relatively short period of treatment, consisting of dialogue between the patient and the therapist, and sometimes the patient's family. The patient is also given some "homework" to do in-between the sessions. Rather than looking at the "why" of the situation, this approach looks at "how" the problem manifests itself and what can be done about it. The book starts by outlining the pathologies and the logic behind this type of brief therapy. It then moves on to examine particular case studies and the reader gets immersed in the fascinating dialogue between the therapist and the client. The approach recognises the different needs of each individual but offers some more general and useful practical advice to think about, and to be adapted to each case. There are clarifying comments and subheadings in-between the lines to point out to the reader what the therapist is trying to achieve at that point
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-282) and index
Notes English
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Subject Eating disorders.
Anorexia Nervosa -- therapy -- Case Reports
Bulimia -- therapy -- Case Reports
Psychotherapy, Brief -- methods -- Case Reports
Vomiting -- therapy -- Case Reports
Feeding and Eating Disorders
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- Eating Disorders.
SELF-HELP -- Eating Disorders.
Eating disorders.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Case studies.
Case studies.
√Čtudes de cas.
Form Electronic book
Author Verbitz, Tiziana
Milanese, Roberta
LC no. 2005282634
ISBN 9781849404860