The theme of death in dreams of patients with anorexia nervosa: Four selected contemporaneous case histories

S. Touyz*, C. Jackson, R. O'Kearney, C. Thornton, J. Russell, P. Beumont

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Abstract

In the early literature on anorexia nervosa, attention was often given to death-related cognitions as revealed through the nocturnal dreams of patients. However, only recently has renewed interest been shown in the possible role that death preoccupations and concerns might play in both the aetiology and maintenance of anorexia nervosa. The present study discusses the significance of death-related themes revealed in the dreams of four patients who were under the consultant care of three of the senior co-authors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-216
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Eating Disorders Review
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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