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This book is very well written and highly accessible even though it also scholarly–built on a solid foundation of psychoanalytic research. Food for Thought shows that Dr. Savelle-Rocklin is a clinician who cares deeply about the people she’s helping. She brings her knowledge of psychoanalytic theory to life in a way that in informative and, ultimately, hopeful
 
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Food for Thought:
Perspectives on Eating Disorders

Food for Thought offers fresh psychoanalytic insights into treating clients with eating disorders. In lively and jargon-free language, Nina Savelle-Rocklin breaks down the psychoanalytic approach to give practitioners and general readers alike a deeper understanding of the theory and effective treatment of eating disorders to achieve lasting change and true healing.

A superb book

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Food For Thought Fed My Soul.
By iris ruth pastor on February 14, 2017
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I believe people and books appear in your life when you are ready to receive their wisdom. I was bulimic for 46 years, went for treatment and actually today – Valentine Day – I am celebrating being five years binge and purge free.

I always resisted calling my bulimia more than just a bad habit. Until I read Food for Thought. The book dispelled my resistance dramatically to delving deeper into the origins of my disordered eating patterns.

Dr. Savelle-Rocklin states: "Bulimia is a symptom that contains and expresses a plethora of meanings; it can be understood as a defense against painful emotional experience, an expression of ambivalence, an attempt at mastery, and a means of self-regulation."

That is only a taste of the mind-blowing tidbits of information sprinkled throughout Food for Thought, many of which are drawn from examples of different patients battling with eating, weight and body image.

I have a ton of books on my bookshelves. But this is one I keep close.

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