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5.0 out of 5 stars a classic
This book, written in the late 1970s is a classic of eating disorder literature. It was the first book I read on the subject, as a confused teen and brought some insight and comfort. More recently it has been invaluable in my MSc research around eating disorder discourses. As such it holds a place as a book not just about eating disorders, but as an important marker in...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Needs Updating
Of course the book was written a long time ago and Anorexia has evolved since then. It's completely different in each girl and boy. The book didn't have any reasoning's for male patients and it was a classical- rich white girl disease. It might have been that way about 30 years ago but now the disease is much more different and the book needs to have a introduction that...
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5.0 out of 5 stars a classic, 6 Feb 2011
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This review is from: The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa (Paperback)
This book, written in the late 1970s is a classic of eating disorder literature. It was the first book I read on the subject, as a confused teen and brought some insight and comfort. More recently it has been invaluable in my MSc research around eating disorder discourses. As such it holds a place as a book not just about eating disorders, but as an important marker in social and psychological history. The book charts Bruch's treatment of a number of girls with anorexia and is such compiled of case histories. It is a compelling read, and much of what Bruch found enigmatic, remains so. The book is dated - it focuses largely on the middle-class adolescent girl, and is written before bulimia or other EDs where in the general awareness. However Bruch writes well, and seems to touch on the increasing issue of EDs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Golden Cage, 3 May 2010
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This book is well worth reading despite being written some 30 years ago. It offers an excellent background and understanding of anorexia with countless examples from the author's clinical practice which would resonate with anyone who has lived or worked with those suffering from this serious and enigmatic condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Golden Cage deserves it`s reputation as a must read for those involved with Eating Disorders., 21 April 2009
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Having had an eating disorder for many years, and been in varying forms of treatment, I also have a keen interest in research into the causes of eating disorders.
Although this book focuses slightly too much on the feminist ideology of eating disorders (men and boys make up a significant minority of those with eating disorders), it is very well written. One must remember, that as a classic, it is a classic of it`s time, too (ie; the 1970`s).
Hilde Bruch has made a huge impact on research into eaing disorders, and can only be thanked for that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gorgeous copy thank you, 6 Nov 2013
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beautifully written and although wonderfully dated i personally think a very important book to any one who can relate to some of the things described
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5.0 out of 5 stars riviting, 5 May 2013
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This review is from: The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa (Paperback)
very nice insight in to the illness

the book is well presented and the text is easy to read and not in your face

i would reccomend!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Needs Updating, 4 Jan 2012
Of course the book was written a long time ago and Anorexia has evolved since then. It's completely different in each girl and boy. The book didn't have any reasoning's for male patients and it was a classical- rich white girl disease. It might have been that way about 30 years ago but now the disease is much more different and the book needs to have a introduction that the disease is no longer the way explained in the book. It's got a lot of insight, and did teach me a few things. It's still a goo book to read but shouldn't be taken at face-value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for any parent with a mentally ill daughter, 5 July 1999
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A remarkable description of the basic personality and family mechanisms involved in teenage mental disorders and their anorectic expression.
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