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From Virtue to Vice: Negotiating Anorexia

While this book is rooted in philosophy and methodological considerations, it is highly accessible and I would consider it essential reading for any health professional working with adolescents

While this book is rooted in philosophy and methodological considerations, it is highly accessible and I would consider it essential reading for any health professional working with adolescents.

Building on the words of young men and women who have experienced anorexia the authors reframe an understanding of anorexia, for contemporary western thought.

Anorexia emerges from a range of personal situations, a symptom that gives a bodily relief to an embodied worry. When discussing recovery the authors are mindful that tragedy can ensue. However, focusing on their participants, they found that while there is no one cause neither is their one route of recovery.

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