chapter  3
Centuries of trying to understand food refusal
Pages 10

One of the most diffi cult things about coping with anorexia nervosa is the feeling of fear, anxiety, isolation and confusion. The problems associated with anorexia nervosa have been around for centuries. Early case examples help to illustrate the extent to which the diffi culties you are experiencing, such as peculiar behaviours and unpredictable moods, are due to symptoms of anorexia nervosa, an illness. This chapter also reviews how the approach to treatment has evolved over time.