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This book will concern itself with individuals who misuse the eating function in their efforts to solve or camouflage problems of living that to them appear otherwise insoluble. Read the first page
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unique insight 8 May 2000
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Studies today revolve around body image and ignore the emotions and thoght processes vital to understanding eating disorders. Bruch brilliantly describes what it is to suffer from these wayward thought processes, and offers an incredibly insightful and intimate look into the world of an anorexic. Excellent for those who are suffers and for those trying to understand.
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A Real and Caring Analysis and Potential Solution 17 Jun. 2009
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This book is excellent. It's probably a classic or "the" classic (I don't know it's not my field). I read it many years ago, probably just after it was published, and I still remember most of its lessons. Anyone interested in "weight studies" should buy and read this book.

Reading a recent article on women's neurology I was astounded that the writers/scientists never once mentioned psychotherapy and the role of emotions and early childhood experiences in their literature analysis. It was as if anorexia and bulimia were genetic diseases, existing outside of culture. I know it's very hard to treat anorexia (bulimia is easier) but it is possible and Bruch outlines how to do it.
Insightful and very helpful 25 Mar. 2012
By watchallc - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is extremely insightful. It presents information, personal stories, and data in a way that is understandable to the layman. I would definitely recommend this to anyone dealing with an eating disorder. Dr. Burch addresses the causes and repercussions after reviewing the empirical data from patients that she herself observed.

I read the book for anorexia. It was more insightful and helpful than any doctor I had seen.
Classic Hilde Bruch 2 May 2014
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Love Hilde Bruch! The perspective is somewhat dated but it is also a classic. This book is not as accessible as the golden cage but it provides lots of helpful, historical, information.
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