`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.

Men and Their Emotions

Men and their emotions

Eating disorders in men (as in women) are not about food or vanity. They develop as a way of coping with difficult feelings, pressures from work or home and the stresses of life when it feels out of control. Men can turn to an eating disorder because they feel that their food intake is something which they can control. The key to preventing eating disorders and food related problems is by talking about feelings and emotions.

However, talking about feelings is something that men traditionally find very difficult. Men do not usually enter therapy due to a need to talk but because they are forced into counselling by a partner or work colleague when their behaviour is seen as ...

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