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6 Things You Should Know About Men And Eating Disorders

6 Things You Should Know About Men And Eating Disorders | Anorexia | Scoop.it
Eating disorders aren't just a "woman thing." People of all gender identifications, ages, races and sexualities suffer from eating disorders and struggle with body image issues, but the majority of eating disorder research is conducted on young,...
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psu2a9's curator insight, December 7, 2013 4:22 PM

The rise to show men can get ED too seems to be very prevelant in the media at the moment 

Alexis Fowler's curator insight, February 27, 2014 9:14 AM

I like this article is because it proves that anyone can go threw an eating disorder and its just not a certain person or gender.

Nicholas Kyriakoudes's curator insight, November 13, 2014 7:33 PM

This article is about eating disorders with men and the effect they can have on their mental status. It stats that eating disorder don't just happen to women but they also happen to men, and they don't just effect their physical presence but also their mental being. The article goes on to sate what people should know about when men have eating disorders. It often sated that men hide their problems. I believe that this article is somewhat helpful in providing information about eating disorders effect on men. It more so describes the mental effects of eating disorders on men. I believe this article is a nice addition to my journal collection. 

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Increased Focus on Men’s Eating Disorders | Food Trients

Increased Focus on Men’s Eating Disorders | Food Trients | Anorexia | Scoop.it

Food was cathartic for Max Sala, something that held his life together and at the same time tore it apart.

 

As a child he ate for comfort, arriving for his freshman year of high school, as he put it, “significantly overweight.”

 

Then Sala, now 19 and a student at the University of California at Davis, started losing weight and couldn’t stop. Sometimes he would go days without eating. Other days he would ravage his family kitchen in the middle of the night, gorging himself, and then purge. Purging, he said, was “like a breath of fresh air.”

 

To this day, Sala still struggles with an eating disorder, a subtype of anorexia that includes binging and purging.

 

Men like Sala account for a far larger portion of eating disorders than clinicians realized even a decade ago. One recent Canadian study suggested as many as one in three cases of anorexia are male, while past estimates have hovered around one in nine. A 2007 Harvard study found nearly a quarter of study participants with anorexia and bulimia were male, around double traditional estimates. In that study, 40 percent of those with binge eating disorder were male.

 

In the 17th century, one of the first medical descriptions of anorexia included case studies of both a man and a woman, but recent history has largely cast eating disorders as a female affliction.

 

“If we continue to act as though eating disorders do not occur in men, we are missing a vast population of need,” said Athena Robinson, a Stanford psychologist who studies eating disorders in both sexes


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Eating Disorders More Common in Males than Realized

Eating Disorders More Common in Males than Realized | Anorexia | Scoop.it
A recent study of more than 5,000 adolescent males challenges the common assumption that eating disorders rarely affect males.

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Sam Ross, Teenage Whisperer's curator insight, November 23, 2013 2:31 AM

Interesting insight into how disordered eating behaviour in males tends to focus on muscularity rather than the female typical 'thinness'. Also interesting links between concerns with muscularity and risky behaviours such as binge drinking and drug abuse.

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Holidays' affects on eating disorders - ECU The East Carolinian

Holidays' affects on eating disorders - ECU The East Carolinian | Anorexia | Scoop.it
ECU The East Carolinian Holidays' affects on eating disorders ECU The East Carolinian The Carolina House treats women with a spectrum of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and related physical and...
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Graphic novel on eating disorders: 'Lighter Than My Shadow' by Katie Green

Graphic novel on eating disorders: 'Lighter Than My Shadow' by Katie Green | Anorexia | Scoop.it

A gripping graphic novel about a woman's battle with eating disorders, writes James Smart ("@GuardianBooks: Our review of graphic novel http://t.co/6yIHbgpdFO http://t.co/56RjTSzlG5"...


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psu2a9's curator insight, December 23, 2013 3:16 PM

This is a book I must read!

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Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc.

Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc. | Anorexia | Scoop.it
Eating Disorder Recovery Support provides resources, support, education and information for eating disorders, awards a scholarship for eating disorder treatment and holds an anual eating disorder conference.
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Teen Boys Also Struggle With Body Image And Eating Disorders - RedOrbit

Teen Boys Also Struggle With Body Image And Eating Disorders - RedOrbit | Anorexia | Scoop.it
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