`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.

Anorexia Nervosa in Men

Anorexia nervosa in men

Anorexia nervosa is a life-threatening condition. The sufferer refuses to maintain their weight at a healthy level and over time becomes emaciated. They feel terrified of gaining weight or becoming ‘fat’ and develop a distorted view of their own body size and shape.

Anorexia is often caused by body image disturbance. This is when a man has distressing thoughts, fears or worries about his body. This then leads to preoccupations about how they can change their body by altering their diet, increasing the amount they exercise or even by radical surgical procedures.

In the majority of cases, anorexia nervosa begins with the sufferer voluntarily dieting. As time passes though, the dieting gains momentum which causes the sufferer to lose control. ...

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