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People with anorexia nervosa struggle with questions of authenticity. They thought about whether they were being their authentic selves, and which of their desires, emotions, and choices were authentic. More attention should be paid this important concept and its role and status--both how patients think about it, and how clinicians should think about it.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Hastings Cent Rep

Publication Date

11/2011

Volume

41

Pages

19 - 29

Keywords

Anorexia Nervosa, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Self Concept