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Marilyn Lawrence

Marilyn Lawrence is a psychoanalyst who has worked for many years with patients with eating disorders, both in her private practice and in her work with young adults at the Tavistock Clinic. Her published works include: Loving them to death: the anorexic and her objects (in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2001, 82:43-55); Body, Mother, Mind (in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2002, A 83: 837-850); The Anorexic Mind (2008, Karnac Books, London).

Past and present Confer events
Psychodynamic Perspectives on Working with Bulimia
Saturday 4 July 2015

Working with Eating Disorders: Psychodynamic Perspectives
Saturday 11 October 2014

Eating Problems
Saturday 22 November 2014

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...