Anorexia nervosa and bulimia: A six years experience of a specific outpatient treatment

R. Martinelli, G. Lanzi, S. Baruffaldi, M. Chiappedi, A. Gerardo, G. Leonardi, G. Negri, S. Paglino

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This work represents the theoretical and methodological synthesis of the experience developed from 1993 up to december 2000 at the Centre for Study and Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia, Istituto Dosso Verde, Pavia. From a theoretical point of view, eating disorders are described as a synthesis of somatic, corporal, behavioural, mental and social aspects. We layed special stress on dependance and difficult balancing between narcissistic and objectual relationships, with regression to the somatic symptom. From a methodological point of view, we present a perspective of multidisciplinary approach by integrating different types of treatment (neuropsychiatric treatment, individual therapy, parent therapy) on the team work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-177
Number of pages13
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Integration of treatments
  • Multidisciplinary treatment
  • Narcissistic relations
  • Narcissistic vulnerability
  • Object relations
  • Regression
  • Team treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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