`This is a book that will be useful to carers, helping them understand the issues that affect male suffers and some of the barriers they will have to break down in order to recover. It will also reassure men affected by an eating disorder that they are not alone, their problems are understood b medical professional and that recovery is possible' - Signpost Anna has established herself as a leading author in the field of eating disorders and combines her personal experiences with an extensive research interest. Her two previous books published by Lucky Duck were winner and special commendation in the NASEN/TES book awards and we expect this publication to be equally well received. It would be a mistake to think that eating and body image problems are experienced only by women. Anna draws the readers attention to the characteristic and special difficulties for men, including: " athletics, body building and eating " depression and self-esteem " eating disorders and homosexuality. Like all her books she offers a comprehensive overview and contributes information, advice and hope. This is a book for those affected and those who want to help them.
Chapter 9: Men & Depression
Men & Depression
Depression is one of the most common symptoms of an eating disorder. As an illness in it's own right though, it still remains unclear whether depression triggers an eating disorder or vice versa. Either way, the two conditions are closely linked. It is estimated that at least three-quarters of all eating disorder sufferers experience some form of serious depression.
However, as men frequently find it hard to admit that they are suffering from depression, this makes treating the condition difficult. Medical treatment for depression is often an essential part of the overall treatment for eating disorders. Often, it is vital for a sufferer to feel mentally ‘brighter’ before they can tackle the other symptoms and root causes of their illness.
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