Essay about Eating Disorders : Eating Disorder

1068 Words Nov 9th, 2015 5 Pages
Eating Disorders in Men

Describe the Article This article goes in depth explaining eating disorder in men. In the article it highlights that there is a growing rise in men with eating disorders. Research has found that men with eating disorders struggle with different issues than women with eating disorders do. Not all of the symptoms and issues are different; there are some common problems that both genders struggle with but men also have some different issues than women with eating disorders. Issues with men that have eating disorders include their weight history, sexual abuse and other traumatic experiences in their life, gender orientation, depression and shame, exercise and body image, co-morbid chemical dependency, and media pressures.
This article includes information explaining how men with eating disorders are under-diagnosed, undertreated, and misunderstood. Men with eating disorders are often under-diagnosed or go without being diagnosed because of the stigma attached eating disorders being a problem women only should have and it makes a man not be masculine if he has an eating disorder. Men with eating disorders are undertreated; statistics show that in 2005, 10 percent of people with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are males. In 2007 that statistic rose to 25 percent, and this is most likely a lower statistic than what it should be because many men do not get treated for their eating disorder. Men with eating disorders are misunderstood to be gay or…

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