Male Eating Disorders: My Struggle for Self Acceptance

Male Eating Disorders: My Struggle for Self Acceptance

By Andy Jackson As I grew up in an alcoholic home and buried my feelings, I eventually developed an eating disorder by the time I was ten. The only emotions that I felt were fear and pain. I was very self-conscious because I was always heavy. I came in touch with my...
Understanding Male Eating Disorders

Understanding Male Eating Disorders

While once thought to be solely female illnesses, eating disorders are known to afflict people of all genders. Eating disorders are diagnosed in males of all ages ranging from children to older adults. Many researchers believe that male eating disorders we are seeing...
Eating Disorders and College Students

Eating Disorders and College Students

Why the first years away from home are a perfect storm for anorexia and bulimia. Eating disorders can and do occur in teenagers, and even in young children. But it’s during the college years that young people, especially young women, are most at risk for developing...
How to help a loved one with an Eating Disorder

How to help a loved one with an Eating Disorder

Friends and family are often key to encouraging loved ones with eating and/or body image issues to seek help. Whether they are unaware that there is a problem, they are afraid or ashamed to seek help, or they are ambivalent about giving up their concerning behaviors,...