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Men Eating Disorders

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay 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."

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.

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.

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."