Eating Disorders in Men
This continuing education course examines the current body of knowledge about adolescent and adult males with eating disorders (EDs). Gender differences in etiology, risk factors, and presentation of food, exercise, and body dissatisfaction are highlighted. Special attention is given to the muscularity-driven behaviors prevalent in the male ED population. The course evaluates the effectiveness of current ED diagnostic criteria and assessment tools in capturing EDs in males. Gender-sensitive counseling strategies are also covered. Finally, recommendations are made for ED prevention and awareness, as well as for future research, to increase positive outcomes in this population.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Summarize the barriers to adequate diagnosis and treatment of males with eating disorders (EDs).
- List five risk factors for EDs in males.
- Describe the typical eating pattern in males with muscularity-driven disordered eating.
- Name three gender-sensitive counseling strategies.
- Identify two high-risk male populations.
Stefanie Boone, MS, RD, CEDRD, is a private practice dietitian in Santa Monica, California. She provides nutrition counseling to those who struggle with food, exercise, and body image issues.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She have certified that no conflicts of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR