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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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.
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.
Hilda Bruch (1980): origins of the illness in early childhood
It results from poor parenting and a struggle for independence from the mother
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.