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Not Just a Women's Disease: New Research on Males and Eating Disorders
28 September 2012
Taylor & Francis
Eating disorders have long been considered a women’s crisis in both popular culture and clinical treatment. The latest issue of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention sheds new light on the rising numbers of men and boys worldwide who suffer from these pervasive problems, and what practitioners can do to better understand and treat this unique population.
Males and Eating Disorders (Volume 20, Issue 5, 2012) brings together research, reviews, and clinical articles on the increasing incidence of males with eating disorders, both in the US and internationally. Leading experts in the field present frameworks for diagnosis and treatment that are specific to males. Males suffering from eating disorders and body image issues have been “significantly neglected in both diagnosis and treatment,” the new research claims. Men’s weight and body image concerns differ from those of women, creating a need for more targeted resources and treatment modalities.
“Despite popular beliefs, eating disorders have never been ‘women's diseases,’ and professionals in the field are realizing this fact more and more,” says Leigh Cohn, Editor-in-Chief. “Many ED treatment facilities have been adding programs for males, and most therapists have had male patients. More research is starting to emerge that portray male EDs in a new and different light."
Adult and adolescent males with eating disorders and body image issues commonly experience stigma and stereotyping that present obstacles to both assessment and treatment; as a result, they are often under-diagnosed and misunderstood. This special issue provides a comprehensive look at this growing behavioral health problem and serves as an essential resource to clinicians and researchers working in the field of eating disorders and mental health.
Routledge is currently offering free online access to a selection of articles from the special issue. For access to free articles, abstracts, and tables of contents, go to www.tandfonline.com/uedi
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FREE ACCESS Introduction to the Special Issue on Males With Eating Disorders, Leigh Cohn
Eating Disorders in Men: Underdiagnosed, Undertreated, and Misunderstood,
Eric Strother, Raymond Lemberg, Stevie Chariese Stanford, and Dayton Turberville
Disordered Eating Behaviors Among Italian Men: Objectifying Media and Sexual Orientation Differences, Antonios Dakanalis, Valentina E. Di Mattei, Elena Pagani Bagliacca, Antonio Prunas, Lucio Sarno, Giuseppe Riva, and M. Assunta Zanetti
An Overview of Anorexia Nervosa in Males, Tom Wooldridge and Pauline “Polly” Lytle
FREE ACCESS A Clinical Comparison of Men and Women on the Eating Disorder Inventory-3 (EDI-3) and the Eating Disorder Assessment for Men (EDAM), Stevie Chariese Stanford and Ray Lemberg
Eating Disorders and Pathological Gambling in Males: Can They Be Differentiated by Means of Weight History and Temperament and Character Traits?, Laurence Claes, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Zaida Agüera, Isabel Sánchez, Juanjo Santamaría, Roser Granero & Fernando Fernández-Aranda
FREE ACCESS An Examination of Medical and Psychological Morbidity in Adolescent Males With Eating Disorders, Mark L. Norris, Megan Apsimon, Megan Harrison, Nicole Obeid, Annick Buchholz,
Katherine A. Henderson, and Wendy Spettigue
Are We Asking the Right Questions? A Review of Assessment of Males With Eating Disorders, Alison M Darcy and Iris Hsiao-Jung Lin
Measuring Eating Disorders in Men: Development of the Eating Disorder Assessment for Men (EDAM), Stevie Chariese Stanford and Raymond Lemberg
Norms for the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) Among High School and University Men, Deborah L. Reas, Maria Øverås, and Øyvind Rø
FREE ACCESS Treatment Issues and Outcomes for Males with Eating Disorders, Theodore E. Weltzin, Tracey Cornella-Carlson, Mary E. Fitzpatrick, Brad Kennington, Pamela Bean, and Carol Jefferies
Male Experiences of Life after Recovery from an Eating Disorder, Tabita Björk, Karin Wallin,
and Gunn Pettersen