Abnormal grief and eating disorders within a mother-son dyad.

  • Lynn Randall
  • Published 1993 in The British journal of medical psychology


A 50-year-old married woman with a history of recurrent depression developed a severe abnormal grief reaction following the death of her son (who had recovered from an eating disorder) in a car crash. The patient reported a number of bizarre rituals involving her son's ashes and personal effects obtained post mortem. She developed anorexia nervosa four… (More)


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