Anorexia nervosa is a complex, perplexing, and highly individual illness. Recovery from anorexia is intricate, multi-layered, and personal. Many important aspects of the recovery process are underemphasized in the existing eating disorder literature. This production thesis employs heuristic and creative-artistic methodologies to explore these unseen yet inherent realities of recovery from anorexia. A review of the literature on anorexia nervosa reveals an abundance of information addressing the various elements of the disorder. It also exposes the paucity of accounts detailing the tremendous physical and emotional shifts that can occur during recovery. The literature centers on medical management of the client and theoretical therapeutic interventions. However, the results of this study indicate that attention needs to be directed toward the personal experience of the individual. The more the clinician and the client know about what to expect through the course of recovery, the better the chances for successful healing.
|School:||Pacifica Graduate Institute|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/03M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychology, Clinical psychology|
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