Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To access the PEP-Web Facebook pageā€¦

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

PEP-Web has a Facebook page! You can access it by clicking here.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Blessing, D. (2007). Hiding in plain sight: the sibling connection in eating disorders. J. Child Psychother., 33(1):36-50.

(2007). Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 33(1):36-50

Hiding in plain sight: the sibling connection in eating disorders

Deborah Blessing

Abstract

In this paper the author argues that sibling relationships are a missing piece of the eating disorder puzzle. She notes that disturbing relationships with siblings have been present all along in the literature, but have not been included as a separate area of study. They have thus been hiding in plain sight, present but not accounted for in our psychoanalytic theories. Without an adequately developed place for sibling relationships in our theories, an essential layer of understanding is missed and the impact on the psyche remains entrenched. The author offers two clinical vignettes to illustrate how eating disorder patients' internal and external sibling relationships contribute to the cruel superegos and destructive narcissism that are central features of these disorders.

[This is a summary excerpt from the full text of the journal article. The full text of the document is available to journal subscribers on the publisher's website here.]

Copyright © 2020, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.