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'It's like there are two people in my head': a phenomenological exploration of anorexia nervosa and its relationship to the self (2011)
Journal Article
Williams, S., & Reid, M. (2012). 'It's like there are two people in my head': a phenomenological exploration of anorexia nervosa and its relationship to the self. Psychology & health, 27(7), (798-815). doi:10.1080/08870446.2011.595488. ISSN 0887-0446

This study explores the lived experience of anorexia nervosa from the perspective of those who use pro-recovery websites for eating disorders. Fourteen people participated in an online focus group or an e-interview. Data were analysed using interpret... Read More

Perspectives on Eating Disorders and Service Provision: A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Professionals (2010)
Journal Article
Reid, M., Williams, S., & Burr, J. (2010). Perspectives on Eating Disorders and Service Provision: A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Professionals. European Eating Disorders Review, 18(5), 390-398. doi:10.1002/erv.976

The study examined healthcare professionals' perspectives of eating disorder patients and services. Qualitative semistructured interviews were conducted with 18 healthcare professionals resulting in two themes. First, the practical difficulties of me... Read More

Managing eating disorder patients in primary care in the UK: A qualitative study (2009)
Journal Article
Reid, M., Williams, S., & Hammersley, R. (2009). Managing eating disorder patients in primary care in the UK: A qualitative study. Eating Disorders, 18(1), 1-9. doi:10.1080/10640260903439441

It is the general practitioner's (GP's) responsibility to diagnose and manage the care of eating disorder patients but recent surveys suggest that there may be problems. In this qualitative study we have explored the perceptions of 20 GPs. In general... Read More

Understanding the experience of ambivalence in anorexia nervosa: the maintainer's perspective (2009)
Journal Article
Williams, S., & Reid, M. (2010). Understanding the experience of ambivalence in anorexia nervosa: the maintainer's perspective. Psychology & health, 25(5), (551-567). doi:10.1080/08870440802617629. ISSN 0887-0446

People with anorexia often feel ambivalent about whether they wish to maintain it or recover from it. One place where individuals can communicate their experiences of wanting to maintain their anorexia is through pro-anorexia websites. This study inv... Read More