Hope for Binge-Eaters and Other Addicts: A Christian Psychoanalytic Perspective

Volume
Volume 12
Issue
Spring 1984
Title
Hope for Binge-Eaters and Other Addicts: A Christian Psychoanalytic Perspective
Abstract

The search for control is a common theme in the wide variety of current literature on the development and treatment of eating disorders (e.g., Bruch, 1978; Garfinkel & Garner, 1982; Minuchin, Rosman, & Baker, 1978). It is important that the psychotherapist treating anorexic and bulimic individuals grasp the deeper meaning of this pervasive symptom because it can create major therapeutic dilemmas. The present article suggests that the need to "€œtake without cost"€ is central to understanding this search for control, and considers both implications for the therapeutic relationship as well as scriptural foundations.

Author
Dr. D.A. Thomas
Pages
34 - 39
Price
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