Men are increasingly being diagnosed and admitted to treatment programs for eating disorders. Long understood to be a problem that primarily affected women, experts in the field say that men are becoming more comfortable admitting that they struggle with disordered eating behaviors.
While binge eaters are often believed to be lacking in self-control, the root of such behavior might instead be linked to rigid dieting practices. An article posted on the Web site for The Sydney Morning Herald discussed the relationship between starvation and bingeing. In a landmark study conducted during the 1940s, what has become known [...]
The documentation of eating disorders is difficult, because many individuals who suffer from the disorders often keep their condition a secret from even those closest to them, sometimes for many years. There is a stigma attached to eating disorders, especially among men, which makes it hard for people to admit to their physician or a [...]
It is assumed that food is not a drug, but some researchers suggest that it can still be addictive. According to a recent Calorie Lab report, psychological behaviors lead to our continued engagement in bad habits, despite knowing full well that the habits have negative consequences.