The challenge of understanding and treating the increasing number of patients who suffer from some form of eating disorder has been addressed at length in the past issues of the JeJferson Journal. Beginning in the July 1985 issue, Dr. Eric Levin presented a clinical and theoretical report entitled "Bulimia as a Masturbatory Equivalent." The last issue contained an "In Response" column by Dr. C. Philip Wilson, a foremost authority on the psychoanalytic approach to this problem. This issue brings forth further commentary by Dr. Jeffrey Jonas, a recognized leader in the pharmacologic concept of treatment. The differences in approach are vast and were brought to mind recently as I evaluated a new patient.
Schwartz, MD, Harvey J.
"Faculty Advisor's Column,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
2, Article 3.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol4/iss2/3