The author suggests that, different psychopathological pictures and personality structures can be found under the name of anorexia. The author particularly discussed the important role of the family in determining and treating such disorders. The focus of the work is therefore placed on the organization of mind of the family, seen as a phantasmatic organism and a context for emotional and affective learning. Like other disorders such as psychosis, the author consider the anorexia as a "trans-personal pathology".
Keywords: Anorexia, anorexic family, antilibidinal functioning.