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Features of mental activity of adolescent girls suffering with nervous anorexia

Special Pedagogy and Special Psychology , UDC: 101+378 DOI: 10.25688/2076-9121.2021.57.3.12


  • Urbanovich Margarita Yuryevna


Abstract. The article presents a theoretical study on the problem of anorexia nervosa. The purpose of the article was to describe the characteristics of the mental activity of adolescent girls suffering from anorexia nervosa. As the main research method, the method of analysis of scientific literary sources was used, which made it possible to collect and systematize data on disorders in the motivational-need, volitional, affective (emotional), personal-characterological, communicative spheres, the peculiarities of their self-awareness and gender identity. The theoretical and methodological basis of the article was the provisions of modern clinical psychology, namely the principles of consistency, structure, personal approach; theoretical positions and research results on the problem of anorexia nervosa, presented in the works of domestic and foreign psychiatrists and psychologists. The material proposed in the article shows distinctive specific disorders in certain areas of mental activity in patients with anorexia nervosa. Despite the fact that girls with anorexia nervosa are a heterogeneous group, and they cannot be attributed to a specific personality type, the materials presented in the article make it possible to draw up some generalized psychological portrait of patients with anorexia nervosa, give an idea of the psychological problems they face in their life, and which are reflected in their experiences, states, thoughts, feelings, behavior and are the reasons for their social maladjustment. It is concluded that it is necessary to comprehensively study the psychological characteristics of the personality of patients with anorexia nervosa from the standpoint of a holistic approach.

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Urbanovich, M. Y. (2021). Features of mental activity of adolescent girls suffering with nervous anorexia Bulletin of the Moscow City Pedagogical University. Series "Pedagogy and Psychology", № 3 (57), 225-246. https://doi.org/10.25688/2076-9121.2021.57.3.12
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