`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 5: Compulsive Overeating in Men
Compulsive Overeating in Men
Compulsive overeating is as common for men as it is for women although often it goes untreated because men are often just considered to have a ‘healthy appetite’. It is characterised by periods of uncontrolled, continuous eating which takes the sufferer past the point of feeling full. However, unlike bulimia, there is no purging after eating although the sufferer may frequently try to restrict their diet in an attempt to lose the weight they have gained.
Although with eating disorders such as anorexia the numbers of male sufferers are far lower than women, with binge eating the levels are approximately equal. It seems that men do not react as strongly as women to bouts of overeating. They do not ...