chapter  15
Guidelines for therapists and carers
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A key feature of anorexia nervosa is that the sufferer doesn’t think they have a problem. In the past, this has been termed ‘denial’; now it is known as the ‘precontemplation’ stage of the process of change. The person with anorexia nervosa is often blithely unconcerned as they become sicker and sicker while everyone around them frets and panics and gets sucked into the anorexia orbit.