Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Freeing Myself From Self-Blame and Shame: An Autoethnography About Recovering From Anorexia
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, USA
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Article Information
Mental Health / Health Services Research and Education
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Freeing Myself From Self-Blame and Shame: An Autoethnography About Recovering From Anorexia
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510243. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1044
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510243. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1044
Abstract

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