Title: What anorexic and bulimic patients have to tell : the analysis of patterns of unconscious conflict expressed in stories about everyday events
Authors : von Wyl, Agnes
Published in : European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling
Volume(Issue) : 3
Issue : 3
Pages : 375
Pages to: 388
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Routledge
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Oxford
Issue Date: 3-Dec-2000
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Narrative analysis; Psychotherapy research; Anorexia nervosa; Bulimia nervosa
Subject (DDC) : 150: Psychology
616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
Abstract: This article presents the results of a narrative study in which I analyzed stories told in narrative interviews by anorectic and bulimic patients. Like patients in therapy, these women with eating disorders recounted episodes from their lives. In each such episode they played the leading role and related to others. Each woman told her story in her own special way, resorting to creative methods to make the listener adopt her view of the world. Since the patient is not just telling a story but a story with a background of conflict, the narrative form shows us the way she experiences it herself. Narratives do not describe situations; they do not represent reality but reshape it in a process of adaptation. An event is placed on a stage, along with the inner conflict, and the process of psychologically working through it. The results of this study show that while the main conflicts for each diagnosis differ, there are two conflicting patterns to each diagnosis.
Departement: Angewandte Psychologie
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1080/13642530010012020
ISSN: 1364-2537
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/3397
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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