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Towne, R.D. (1962). Psychosomatic Medicine. XXIV, 1962: Perceptual and Conceptual Disturbances in Anorexia Nervosa. Hilde Bruch. Pp. 187-194.. Psychoanal Q., 31:588-589.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychosomatic Medicine. XXIV, 1962: Perceptual and Conceptual Disturbances in Anorexia Nervosa. Hilde Bruch. Pp. 187-194.

(1962). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 31:588-589

Psychosomatic Medicine. XXIV, 1962: Perceptual and Conceptual Disturbances in Anorexia Nervosa. Hilde Bruch. Pp. 187-194.

Robert D. Towne

In the course of study and treatment of twelve patients with anorexia nervosa the author concludes that traditional formulations of conflict and defense fail to describe the essential psychopathology. Disturbances of body image, impaired perception of internal bodily states, and an enveloping sense of ineffectiveness are identified as the common salient features. Dr. Bruch's treatment is directed toward

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developing awareness of the existence of feelings and drives and their realistic fulfilment.

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Article Citation

Towne, R.D. (1962). Psychosomatic Medicine. XXIV, 1962. Psychoanal. Q., 31:588-589

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