Men & Eating Disorders: It’s a Guy Thing Too

  • Topic Info:Did you know 40 percent of Americans have experienced an eating disorder, or know someone with an eating disorder?

    Eating disorders are commonly associated with females; however a recent study found that 17.9 percent of teenage boys and 2.4 of percent men have experienced some form of an eating disorder.

    Do eating disorders affect men the same way they affect women?

    For many women, eating disorders are associated with a desire to be skinny; and even though some males also have this desire, most males who suffer from an eating disorder are usually concerned with their muscular build.

    Why have eating disorders in men been increasing?

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Kenneth Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, discusses why eating disorders are on the rise in men, the signs and symptoms and what treatment options are available.
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS