Book Chapter

Eating Disorders in Males

Tiffany A Brown, Scott Griffiths, Stuart B Murray

Clinical Handbook of Complex and Atypical Eating Disorders | Oxford University Press | Published : 2017

Abstract

Eating disorders have been traditionally thought of as female disorders, with males representing a rare and atypical minority of presentations. As a result, males with eating disorders have been uniquely stigmatized. However, contemporary evidence has illustrated an increasing prevalence of male eating disorders, although males continue to be underrepresented in treatment studies and often go undetected in clinical practice. This chapter provides an overview of the prevalence of eating disorders in males, highlights distinct differences in clinical presentations, and provides recommendations for tailoring clinical treatment approaches. It also describes useful clinical resources related to m..

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