Childhood trauma and anorexia nervosa: from body image to embodiment

@article{Malecki2018ChildhoodTA,
  title={Childhood trauma and anorexia nervosa: from body image to embodiment},
  author={Jennifer Malecki and Paul Rhodes and Jane Maria Ussher},
  journal={Health Care for Women International},
  year={2018},
  volume={39},
  pages={936 - 951}
}
Abstract Contemporary understandings of anorexia nervosa are framed by the body-image paradigm. The body-image framework considers that women’s bodily experiences are reflected through distorted mental images of their bodies or disordered thinking and behavior around food and eating. Body image has come to symbolize all that can go wrong with women’s relationships with their bodies, food, and eating. The problem with this approach is its failure to consider the experience of women who have… 
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