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Towards an anthropology of anorexia nervosa: Meanings of thinness and dysfunctional eating among black females in Johannesburg. (01D04519)

This research studies anorexia nervosa among women of the black population in Johannesburg.
The project aims for a culture-specific approach in understanding and treatment by abandoning
the prescriptive, Western-based DSM-criteria. Instead, it examines dysfunctional eating in
Johannesburg in its unique local context with regards to symptoms as well as their meanings

Date:1 Oct 2019  →  1 Nov 2019
Keywords:transcultural psychiatry, anorexia nervosa, medical anthropology, eating disorders
Disciplines:Medical anthropology, Social and cultural anthropology