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Returning to the own body: Dance Movement Therapy and Eating Disorders

Rosa-María Rodríguez-Jiménez orcid id

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Eating disorders produce the highest mortality rate in the field of mental
disorders. Their prevalence has increased remarkably in recent decades. Its
multicausal origin and changes in diagnostic criteria increase its complexity.
There is still a long way to go, on the one hand in preventing them, but also in
the search for effective treatments that guarantee adherence to treatment and
avoid relapses.
This article shows an overview of eating disorders and presents Dance Movement Therapy (DMT), one of the creative therapies, as a psychotherapeutic
app-roach of great interest when working with persons suffering from eating
DMT uses creative movement, analysis of movement patterns, symbolism,
metaphor, and kinaesthetic empathy in a therapeutic context. Its differentiating
characteristics and evidence-based research on its efficacy in the clinical setting
are presented. The areas of intervention and the general objectives to work
with this population are also offered, without intending to be exhaustive. To end with, a couple of brief vignettes illustrating the work made using this approach
are presented.


eating disorders, dance movement therapy, creative therapies, intervention, vignettes

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