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The golden cage : the enigma of anorexia nervosa

Author: Hilde Bruch
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"First published more than twenty years ago, with almost 150,000 copies sold, The Golden Cage is still the classic book on anorexia nervosa, for patients, parents, mental health trainees, and senior therapists alike. Writing in direct, jargon-free style, often quoting her patients' descriptions of their own experience of illness and recovery, Hilde Bruch describes the relentless pursuit of thinness and the search  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilde Bruch
ISBN: 0674005848 9780674005846
OCLC Number: 45835476
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 1978. With new foreword.
Description: xxiv, 150 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The hunger disease --
Sparrow in a cage --
The perfect childhood --
How it starts --
The anorexic stance --
Weight correction --
Family disengagement --
Changing the mind.
Responsibility: Hilde Bruch ; foreword by Catherine Steiner-Adair.

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First published more than 20 years ago, with almost 150,000 copies sold, this remains the classic book on anorexia nervosa for patients, parents, mental health professionals. Writing in a jargon-free  Read more...

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