Dr. Stanley Goldstein - Author and Psychologist

A Psychologist's Thoughts on Clinical Practice, Behavior, and Life

Treating Anorexia

August 17, 2017

Tags: anorexia

A major difficulty in treating anorexia is the person's resistance to treatment for, despite their life-threatening medical symptoms, they tend to deny any difficulty apart from not being thin enough. When this is achieved, they believe that all of their life issues will be resolved.
These individuals tend to be unable to (more…)

What the Deadly Disorder, Anorexia, Really Reflects

June 13, 2016

Tags: anorexia

One crucial task of early childhood is for a child to develop a secure sense of who they are or, as psychologists call it, a sense of self. This ordinarily occurs naturally through a child’s continuing interactions with their parents. But if these were inadequate, the child’s poorly developed (more…)