The number of people suffering from different eating disorders has grown dramatically within the last twenty years. These two volumes examine feeding difficulties and eating disorders in children and adolescents, from babies to 19-year-olds. The volumes consist of clinical cases that describe the process of psychoanalytic psychotherapy used to treat the patients. The contributors look at the underlying causes for the disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia, lead to a normal life with the help of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In addition, this collection takes into account the profound effects eating disorders have, not only on the patients, but on their immediate family and friends as well.'Many cases describe the anxieties and strategies of defence used against feelings of dependence and the risk of accepting from another. This is a core theme in both volumes and is the principal idea behind the paradoxical title, The Generosity of Acceptance.

chapter Two|22 pages

Feeding difficulties in infancy: Faruk and Shereen

ByMariângela Mendes de Almeida Pinheiro

chapter Four|25 pages

A latency boy's eating difficulties and their meaning in his inner world

ByStephen Briggs

chapter Six|20 pages

Marco: a story of a school relationship

ByMaria Antionetta Catena