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(p. 455) Letter to D. N. Parfitt 

(p. 455) Letter to D. N. Parfitt
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(p. 455) Letter to D. N. Parfitt
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271398.003.0079
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date: 30 May 2020

Winnicott’s letter to Dr Parfitt agreeing with him on cases of anorexia and opposing this to the view of William Sargant, for whom almost everything, Winnicott suggests, is seen as an illness. Winnicott writes that anorexia, like enuresis, is not an illness unless someone takes the very severe cases and gives them a label. He argues for dynamic psychology being used in cases that involve anorexia.

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