More than five million Americans suffer from eating disorders, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and an estimated 1,000 women die each year from anorexia nervosa.
Often quoting her patients' descriptions of their own experience of illness and recovery, Hilde Bruch described the relentless pursuit of thinness and the search for superiority in self-denial that characterize anorexia nervosa.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 174 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Harvard University Press
- Publication Date: 01/06/2001
- Category: Illness & addiction: social aspects
- ISBN: 9780674005846