Category: Males

Why Eating Disorders Affect More Men Than You Think

Man researching exposure-based therapy on his smart phone. Contributor: Carolina House Team at Carolina House Ask 100 people on the street which gender they associate more with eating disorders, and you’ll probably get the same answer. For decades, the stigma has been that eating disorders almost exclusively affect women – young women, in particular. They do predominantly affect the female population, but the percentage [...]
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The Benefits of Gender-Specific Eating Disorder Treatment

Community of eating disorder sufferers Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center The prevalence and presentation of eating disorders are among the many psychological and physical differences between individuals of different genders. Gender-specific eating disorder treatment variations can be seen in how individuals seek treatment, how symptoms impact their functional status, the way individuals respond to treatment, the occurrence [...]
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Men and their Muscles – Muscular Dysmorphia

Man lifting weights while suffering from Compulsive Exercise Eating Disorders do not discriminate on background, religion, socio-economic status, race, sex, or gender. In fact, although we think about Eating Disorders as primarily a “female disorder,” according to NEDA [1], “about one in three people struggling with an Eating Disorder is a male.” Unfortunately, they are often fighting Muscular Dysmorphia or a poor body image. [...]
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Males & Binge Eating Disorder: What You Need to Know

Man Researching Dieting and Weighing Ourselves On His Tablet Thankfully, in 2020, it is not revolutionary to assert that men can struggle with an eating disorder. Research, treatment, and advocacy efforts have caught onto this fact and are working to make up for lost time in order to more effectively treat this population, notably males and Binge Eating Disorder. Unfortunately, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is [...]
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Binge Eating Disorder and Male Athletes

Male on Pommel Horse representing binge eating disorder and male athletes fighting EDs After years in sports, it came to my attention that male athletes had been overlooked when it came to eating disorders,” [1] says Rebecca McConville, a registered dietitian who specializes in helping athletes with food, weight, body image, and sports performance. McConville, who has worked with both the University of Missouri Athletic Department and the [...]
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