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In-depth Information on the Psychodynamic Explanation to Anorexia.
Defence Mechanisms
-In Denial, you suppress unconscious thoughts. This can explain why people don't go for
treatment as they deny there is anything wrong with their body weight.
-In Regression, if girls don't want to experience a womanly figure, they regress to a child like
state where decisions are made for them and they are protected.
-In Projection, issues of anxiety and depression are pushed onto your weight, so the
unconscious mind expresses itself in the form of anorexia.
-In Distortion, induviduals have a distorted perception of what their body looks like. Because
of this they loose weight to look like how they want to.
-In Repression, the unconscious expression of child hood trauma are expresses and
controlled via anorexia.…read more

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In-depth Information on the Psychodynamic Explanation to Anorexia.
Personality
-With Bulimia, the ID tells you to binge eat, but your EGO takes over and tells them to
stop and then throw up to get rid of the food, which is the completion of the super ego.
-The super ego tells you to worry about your weight. It compares yourself to others. This
is often linked to self esteem issues. A constant thought of "is this normal". This is
because the Electra complex is under developed, the super ego becomes over
developed.
Summary
!) EATING- the sex substitute and the oral fixation.
2) NOT EATING- the repression of sexual thoughts.
3) NOT EATING- prevents a women like figure.…read more

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