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Male Eating Disorders

What This Gay Eating Disorder Survivor Has Learned From His Struggle

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.18.2016 | Queer Voices

Eric Dorsa hopes that sharing his struggles with an eating disorder will shed light on what he sees as an often-overlooked issue in the gay community....

Gay Men Open Up About Their Struggles With Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

What's it like to identify as a male and struggle with an eating disorder? While eating disorders are usually portrayed exclusively as issues that ...

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.

Not one of the many specialists that I visited wanted to recognize that I was clearly struggling with an eating disorder. Eventually, when all else failed, I was diagnosed with "runners' hematuria" -- blood in the urine -- from running too many miles. "It happens to marathoners all the time," one doctor said dismissively. "It makes perfect sense."

If 'Real Men' Posed In Underwear Ads

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women

Brands like Dove and Aerie have already begun showing un-retouched, non-model female bodies in their advertisements, a small step in the direction of ...

How To Help A Friend Who Has An Eating Disorder

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.24.2014 | Women

When you see a close friend or loved one struggling with an eating disorder, the obvious impulse is to help. But knowing the right steps to take can b...

I Knew From Facebook That He Was In Trouble -- And Did Nothing

Bustle | Posted 04.06.2014 | Women

It was a warm, clear day in August when I found out my friend from college had committed suicide. Not from a phone call. Not even from a text from a friend. No, I found out from the same medium through which I had followed his psychological ordeal for years: Facebook.

Take One Step Forward for Male Eating Disorders

Brian Cuban | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Cuban

Male body image stereotypes are powerful. Men are strong. Men are leaders. Men don't complain about fat days. Men certainly don't stick their fingers down their through and purge their meals. Men don't starve themselves. Yet men are doing it. They are doing it in alarming numbers.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Male Models

Jill Di Donato | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Are they faced with the same pressures of being a "product"? How do they internalize the demand to be "picture-perfect"? And what about the stereotype that they are brainless mannequins?

6 Things You Should Know About Men And Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women

Eating disorders aren't just a "woman thing." People of all gender identifications, ages, races and sexualities suffer from eating disorders and s...

The Men's Issue We Don't Talk About

Posted 07.22.2013 | Women

Eating disorders are no longer just a women's issue -- and more and more people are recognizing that. In an April 2013 segment for Al Jazeera's "Th...

Does This Lead To Eating Disorders In Men?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women

Men get sexually harassed too -- and these experiences can lead to harmful behaviors, according to a new study. A research team led by NiCole Bucha...

The Issue Affecting More Men Than Ever

Christina Huffington | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women

Whether it's the death of an anorexic model or allegations of drug use and extreme dieting, the fashion industry is no stranger to eating disorder con...

Not a Universal Image: Conceptualize Your Healthy Reflection

Troy Roness | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Troy Roness

Now, the preponderance of society (in my opinion) believes that if you are male and struggle with body image issues, have an eating disorder, or speak on the issues related to your body, you are more than likely to identify as LGBT. This is absolutely not true.

Eating Disorders in Men: An Interview With Dr. Roberto Olivardia

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Men with eating disorders have much shame around their eating disorder, feeling as if they are less masculine because of it. This results in men being less likely to ever seek treatment, or even tell anyone about their eating disorder.

Male Anorexia

Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS

According to NEDA, at least one million males in the United States have an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia.

Catherine Pearson

The State Of Male Eating Disorders | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living

It took Matt Wetsel, 26, more than a month to work up the courage to try group therapy for anorexia, the eating disorder he says consumed two years of...

Understanding Male Eating Disorders

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

The health care community has moved away from thinking of eating disorders as a "Caucasian, upper-middle-class, 'princess' disease" toward recognizing these illnesses as an "everybody's disease."