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Body Image in Eating Disorders


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Introduction 1. The phenomenon of the body image: a psychological perspective 2. Family and sociocultural predictors of body image development 3. Mental trauma and body image in eating disorders 4. Psychological characteristics of patients with eating disorders 5. Clinical diagnosis of personality structure and body image in patients with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder 6. Psychotherapy of body image disorders in patients with eating disorders: an integrative approach 7.Psychodrama in psychological therapy of body image distortions 8. Summary: directions and areas of studying the diagnosis and treatment of body image distortions in eating disorders

About the Author

Bernadetta Izydorczyk is a professor at the Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.


'The book is part of the extremely topical and socially important issues relating to the body image in eating disorders in the context of psychological diagnosis and therapy. Certainly, this monograph will find an audience among patients with eating disorders and their families, as well as specialists in many professions (including psychologists, doctors, teachers, psychotherapists), as well as students in the field of medical, psychological, pedagogical or people who want to specialize in psychotherapy for people with eating disorders, both children, adolescents and adults.'
Mariola Bidzan, Professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Gdansk, Poland'Body Image in Eating Disorders is a valuable publication, especially for theorists and researchers of body image phenomena and eating disorders, as well as for psychotherapists. I consider the results of the author’s research extremely valuable for understanding non-constructive behaviors towards the body and eating, especially in the adolescent and young adult population.'
Beata Ziółkowska, Professor, Department of Psychology, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland□

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