Category: 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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How Boys are Uniquely Susceptible to Bulimia Nervosa

Males with Eating Disorders 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 [1]. This is especially unfortunate for boys and male adolescents, as there are certain [...]
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Male Athletes & Eating Disorders: When is it Time to Consider Treatment?

Picture of Male Athletes with Eating Disorders 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 [...]
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Breaking the Stigmas that Surround Males and Eating Disorders

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 [...]
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