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12.1 - Commentary on “Phenomenology of Corporeality (and Spatiality) in Anorexia Nervosa with a Reference to the Problem of Its Temporality”

Anorexia Nervosa: Linking the Phenomenology to Cultural and Neuropsychological Aspects of the Disease

from Part III - Borderline Personality and Eating Disorders

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 October 2020

Christian Tewes
Heidelberg University Hospital
Giovanni Stanghellini
Chieti University
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Otto Doerr-Zegers and Héctor Pelegrina-Cetran (2021) elaborate a phenomenology of corporeality and temporality in anorexia nervosa. With respect to the corporeality, they describe a fragmentation of the polarity between subject-body as a corporealized being in the world and the object-body as a mere thing. In patients with anorexia nervosa, the self develops disgust and rejection of the volumetric-physical body, which is accompanied by intellectualization and rationalization.

Time and Body
Phenomenological and Psychopathological Approaches
, pp. 282 - 286
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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