“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, [...] Read More
The topic of boys and bulimia and disordered eating in general isn’t talked about enough, even in the eating disorder realm. These disorders will impact at least 10 million men in their lives. Yet, research is rarely focused on this population . This is especially unfortunate for boys and male adolescents, as there are certain [...] Read More
The moment the diagnosis comes in and you learn your husband has Binge Eating Disorder (BED), your world probably begins to feel like it is crashing down all around you. How do you begin to support him? Here you are, faced with a challenge you never expected, and it is incredibly scary. When faced with a [...] Read More
It is every parent’s nightmare for their child to be in danger, faced with a problem that the parent can neither control or understand. If you are reeling from the news that your teen son is developing an eating disorder, take a moment to read on for a few tips on how to intervene. Start with [...] Read More
Travis Stewart, LPC, NCC – Director of Business Development and Marketing and Riley Nickols, Ph.D., CEDS McCallum Place In recent years more male athletes have begun to talk openly about eating disorders and the impact that eating disorder behaviors have had on their relationships, sport performance, and mental and physical health. This is a welcome [...] Read More
Eating disorders are continually being understood, and with greater comprehension about these diseases come more effective treatment advances. There are many stereotypes and stigmas that are conceptualized about males and eating disorders. This is often the result of lack of education, misinformation, or false speculations that are often carried through the media. One of the [...] Read More
Have you seen a kids’ action figure lately? Most are massively muscular, and for those that have been around for a while, like Luke Skywalker and G.I. Joe, they’re bigger and stronger than the decades-old versions1. This can be tough for a teenage male especially when muscle is piling onto male models who are showing [...] Read More
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