Category: Eating Disorders in Males

Teenage Boys and Body Image: Health Over Appearance

Boy struggling with Binge Eating Disorder “Boys don’t struggle with the same body image pressure that girls do.” Let’s dispel this myth right off the bat because teenage boys and body image issues are serious problems as well. To assume that an entire sex is not impacted by societal pressures to appear a specific way, particularly during the vulnerable years of adolescence, [...]
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Prevalence & Features of Eating Disorders in Males – Part 9

Man searching for Eating Disorders in Males on his smart phone To summarize, I want to describe a couple of case examples that will help to bring these two behavioral treatment strategies, Exposure-Based Treatment and Behavioral Activation Therapy, to life. These case examples were derived from the patients that we treated right here in our eating disorders program at Rogers. I’ve obviously changed the names and [...]
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Prevalence & Features of Eating Disorders in Males – Part 8

Man journaling about eating disorders in males As I mentioned before, behavioral activation is a very effective treatment for depression and other related mood problems. Now, let’s talk about why we know that behavioral activation is a particularly good fit in the context of eating disorders. First of all, we talked before about the significant overlap and comorbidity between depression and eating [...]
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Prevalence & Features of Eating Disorders in Males – Part 7

Man taking note on Prevalence & Features of Eating Disorders in Males Behavioral Activation Treatment for Eating Disorders – Part I We’ve discussed Exposure Therapy for eating disorders. Now, let’s move to a second behavioral therapy intervention known as Behavioral Activation Overview of Behavioral Activation Treatment Behavioral Activation (BA) is a treatment approach that is, historically, very effective at addressing depression. As I mentioned before, there are significant common [...]
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Prevalence & Features of Eating Disorders in Males – Part 6

Man leaning against a wall holding a book on Prevalence & Features of Eating Disorders in Males Exposure-Based Therapy & Eating Disorders – Exposure Hierarchy Examples & Coaching Techniques for Eating Disorders in Males Let’s discuss a few examples of what a couple of hierarchies might look like. What’s important to point out is that these hierarchies don’t have to focus on just one kind of feared area or domain. We can include [...]
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Prevalence & Features of Eating Disorders in Males – Part 5

Doctor discussing Anorexia Research Exposure-Based Therapy & Eating Disorders – Functional Assessment Below are a few different treatment steps that we use in implementing Exposure-Based Therapy. First is the Functional Assessment. This is very important as it kicks off treatment and gets things started and moving in the right direction. Our major objective in completing the functional assessment is [...]
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Prevalence & Features of Eating Disorders in Males – Part 3

Man researching exposure-based therapy on his smart phone. Exposure-Based Therapy I’m going to now walk you through step-by-step of how we implement what is called Exposure-Based Therapy in the treatment of males with eating disorders. Let’s start with a brief overview of Exposure-Based Therapy, for those of you who are unfamiliar with this approach. Historically, Exposure-Based Therapy is a very effective approach or [...]
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