Eating disorders in males

Wren, Bernadette and de Beer, Zach (2012) Eating disorders in males. In: Eating and its disorders. Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology . Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 427-441. ISBN 9780470683545

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This chapter reviews the empirical and clinical literature on eating disorders (EDs) in adult men over the last 30 years. It first reports on a systematic literature review conducted to explore three main issues: the factors influencing the identification of males with EDs and their access to treatment provision; men's views on having a condition more prevalent among females; the treatment needs of men with EDs. It then reports the main findings of a recent qualitative study looking at the experience of nine men with long-term and severe EDs, recruited from UK specialist eating disorder services, making further links to the literature as it relates to the key themes of this study. Finally, the chapter summarizes some of the clinical recommendations around which there is growing consensus, and suggests areas where more research is needed.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: DOI: 10.1002/9781118328910.ch27 Published Online: 3 Oct 2012
Subjects: Disabilities & Disorders (mental & physical) > Eating Disorders
Sex Psychology > Males/Men
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services

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