Food Matters: Biopsychosocial Perspectives

Editor : Salman Akhtar, Editor : Nina Savelle-Rocklin

Food Matters: Biopsychosocial Perspectives

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  • Publisher : Phoenix Publishing House
  • Published : October 2023
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 260
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  • Catalogue No : 97105
  • ISBN 13 : 9781800132023
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800132
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Food matters because food is essential to sustain life, and food matters are complex and wide-ranging, encompassing the symbolic as well as the practical. The rich discussions of the relationship between food and health, illness, sexuality, aggression, narcissism, morality, money, immigration, and movies present fresh ideas and pertinent vignettes that will be useful for all practising clinicians.



About the editors and contributors


Part I: Mostly biology

1. Food and health

Kelsey Leon

2. Food and illness

Julian Stern

Part II: Mostly psychology

3. Food and sexuality

Surreya Iscan and Cuneyt Iscan

4. Food and aggression

Nina Savelle-Rocklin

5. Food and narcissism

Asmita Sharma and Prachi Akhavi

6. Food and morality

Clara Mucci

Part III: Mostly sociology

7. Food and money

Alan Michael Karbelnig

8. Food and immigration

Salman Akhtar

9. Food and movies

Thomas Wolman



About the Editor(s)

Salman Akhtar, MD, was born in India and completed his medical and psychiatric education there. Upon arriving in the USA in 1973, he repeated his psychiatric training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and then obtained psychoanalytic training from the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute. Currently, he is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has authored, edited or co-edited more than 300 publications including books on psychiatry and psychoanalysis and several collections of poetry. He is also a Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Salman Akhtar received the Sigourney Award in 2012.

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Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D. is a Los Angeles-based psychoanalyst specialising in eating disorders. She is the author of Food for Thought: Perspectives on Eating Disorders and The Binge Cure: 7 Steps to Outsmart Emotional Eating. She also co-edited (with Salman Akhtar) Beyond the Primal Addiction. She has written articles and book chapters on binge eating, bulimia, and mistrust as it pertains to eating disorders, as well as on the origins and fundamentals of psychoanalysis. She is regularly featured in podcasts, radio shows, print media, and online summits throughout the globe. She hosts The Dr. Nina Show radio program on LA Talk Radio. Her TEDx talk is ‘Why Binge Eating is NOT about Food’.

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