Lives of the Unconscious. A Podcast on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Episode 29: The Anorexic Dynamic. Or: Why eating disorders are not about the food

Aug. 19, 2022

“You are what you eat.” We are continuously negotiating our identity through food, setting the boundaries of the self. Inscribed into the symptoms of anorexia is an unconscious conflict of identity, which has something to do with one’s own longings and cravings, with a hunger for the other. In psychodynamic therapies, these longings become part of the therapeutic exchange, while also leading to a characteristic dilemma. Support us on Patreon and get the scripts to the episodes: Our youtube-channel: Visit our website: Donation via Paypal: neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.