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The Psychodynamic Explanation for Anorexia Nervosa. For one other disorder (anorexia nervosa) describe and evaluate two explanations. Students must select one explanation each from two different approaches from the five studied in Units 1 and 2.

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The psychodynamic explanation for anorexia nervosa
The Psychodynamic Explanation for Anorexia Nervosa

For one other disorder (anorexia nervosa) describe and evaluatetwo explanations. Students must select one explanation each from two different approaches from the five studied in Units 1 and 2.

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Swap sonoda 1974 revision activities with the group next to you
Swap Sonoda (1974) revision activities with the group next to you

Once you have completed the revision task, come up with as many explanations from the Psycho dynamic approach as to why this twin may have had an eating disorder.

i.e. – How may Freud's concepts have influenced this disorder? List as many as you can.



Psychological explanations of anorexia psychodynamic
Psychological explanations of anorexia - Psychodynamic Nervosa

  • Freud suggested eating was a substitute for sexual activity

  • Not eating was a way of repressing sexual thoughts

  • Not eating avoids development of an adult body


Psychological explanations of anorexia psychodynamic1
Psychological explanations of anorexia - Psychodynamic Nervosa

  • Not eating avoids menstruation

  • Not eating avoids having breasts, hips etc

  • Not eating avoids the worries that arrive with adulthood.


Hilda Bruch (1980 Nervosa): origins of the illness in early childhood

It results from poor parenting and a struggle for independence from the mother

  • Mother doesn’t cope with her infant’s needs, e.g. food offered when child is anxious.


  • In adolescence there is then a struggle for the daughter to break free.


In adolescence, anorexia is a means of exerting self-control and establishing independence – the daughter feels she can at least control her own body

Mother’s continuing relationship problems mean a desire on the mother’s part to retain dependence and encourage immaturity in her daughter.


Evaluate the psychodynamic approach
Evaluate and establishing independence – the daughter feels she can at least control her own bodyThe Psychodynamic approach


The psychodynamic approach evaluation
The Psychodynamic approach (evaluation) and establishing independence – the daughter feels she can at least control her own body

  • Bruch’s explanation based on extensive studies of case histories.

  • Relies on her interpretation of what the client tells Bruch.

  • But difficult to falsify (prove wrong).


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