Anorexia nervosa: friend or foe?

@article{Serpell1999AnorexiaNF,
  title={Anorexia nervosa: friend or foe?},
  author={Lucy Serpell and Janet Treasure and John Teasdale and Victoria Sullivan},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={1999},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={177-86}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine anorexics' attitudes towards anorexia nervosa. METHOD Anorexic patients were asked to write two letters to their anorexia nervosa, one addressing it as a friend and the other addressing it as an enemy. A coding scheme was developed using a "Grounded Theory" methodology to group recurrent themes. The scheme was used independently by three raters: the first author, a rater with extensive experience in eating disorders, and a novice in the field… CONTINUE READING
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