Melanie Klyop, Valerie Howells; Freeing Myself From Self-Blame and Shame: An Autoethnography About Recovering From Anorexia. Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311510243. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1044
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Date Presented 04/04/19
This poster reports the findings of an autoethnographic study about the lived experience of anorexia within the context of culture. Results suggest that when anorexia is viewed as an issue of control, it can lead to a spiral of self-blame and shame that promotes isolating occupational behaviors and hinders the recovery process. This study adds evidence to the value of clinicians understanding anorexia from a personal and cultural perspective not adequately addressed in a medical model framework.
Primary Author and Speaker: Melanie Klyop
Contributing Authors: Valerie Howells
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