This book provides the reader with a wide and in-depth understanding of the conditions of Anorexia and Bulimia. Dorothea Hindmarch has brought together a range of perspectives: Psychiatry and Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Psychotherapy, Group Analysis, Family Therapy, Art Therapy, and Psychodrama. The book contains descriptions of both reality-oriented models of treatment such as occupational therapy and dietetics, and the multi-faceted approaches which reflect individual, familial, social and political aspects of these conditions. Intended for service users, managers or clinicians the book is written with the informed reader in mind. Each chapter takes a different perspective on the problems of the eating disorder patient/client and the book includes theoretical and clinical material to illustrate the process of treatment, recovery and loss.