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Anorexia nervosa: orsaksfaktorer och behandlingsformer

Nilsson, Maria and Liljenberg, Liz (2001)
School of Social Work
Abstract
Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disorder characterized by an aversion to eating and fear of gaining weight. Our aim was to examine and obtain an understanding of what causes the individual to develop anorexia nervosa. We also wanted to point out different methods of treatment available to the patients. Our questions at issue were: What major causes and life events might initiate the development of the disorder? What different methods of treatment are used at the units in question? We interviewed professionals who work at eight treatment units in a comparative study. We asked open questions in order not to restrict the answers and instead invite the professionals to speak freely on the topic. By comparing the interviews and studying... (More)
Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disorder characterized by an aversion to eating and fear of gaining weight. Our aim was to examine and obtain an understanding of what causes the individual to develop anorexia nervosa. We also wanted to point out different methods of treatment available to the patients. Our questions at issue were: What major causes and life events might initiate the development of the disorder? What different methods of treatment are used at the units in question? We interviewed professionals who work at eight treatment units in a comparative study. We asked open questions in order not to restrict the answers and instead invite the professionals to speak freely on the topic. By comparing the interviews and studying literature focusing on causes and treatment we came to the conclusion that anorexia nervosa is a disorder with multiple causes that is treated with a variety of methods. Vulnerability was mentioned as a common trait with the anorectic patients which might cause the development of the disorder. The systemic family therapy is the most frequently used treatment method at the units in question. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Maria and Liljenberg, Liz
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358417
date added to LUP
2004-11-08
date last changed
2004-11-08
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  abstract     = {Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disorder characterized by an aversion to eating and fear of gaining weight. Our aim was to examine and obtain an understanding of what causes the individual to develop anorexia nervosa. We also wanted to point out different methods of treatment available to the patients. Our questions at issue were: What major causes and life events might initiate the development of the disorder? What different methods of treatment are used at the units in question? We interviewed professionals who work at eight treatment units in a comparative study. We asked open questions in order not to restrict the answers and instead invite the professionals to speak freely on the topic. By comparing the interviews and studying literature focusing on causes and treatment we came to the conclusion that anorexia nervosa is a disorder with multiple causes that is treated with a variety of methods. Vulnerability was mentioned as a common trait with the anorectic patients which might cause the development of the disorder. The systemic family therapy is the most frequently used treatment method at the units in question.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Maria and Liljenberg, Liz},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Anorexia nervosa: orsaksfaktorer och behandlingsformer},
  year         = {2001},
}