For years the “hipster look” has been contributing to anorexia in young men and women. Now that this fashion trend is going mainstream, more men and women are likely vulnerable to eating disorders triggers. While hipster fashion can be difficult to clearly define, with many resorting to the “I know it when I see it” [...]
by Rader Programs on Aug 04, 2012
by Rader Programs on May 30, 2012
A new study conducted by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service showed that the rate of men with eating disorders had increased by 16% over the last year. And while it is a huge jump, it only hints at the real number of men who might suffer from an eating disorder. By their very natures, [...]
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Dec 19, 2011
When you read about the dangers of eating disorders, many things come to mind. The most common thing, however, is probably the image of a woman dealing with binge eating, anorexia or bulimia. You probably won’t be surprised to find that men deal with those disorders too, but one of the things few people know [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Jul 13, 2011
This past week, I have been entertaining a lot of boys. Well by boys, I mean my best friend/roommate’s brother and his best friend who just came back from serving in Afghanistan. Now I have no problem with boys, in fact I happen to like them very much. That being said it has been an eye-opening experience in all that is spitting, belching, and toilet seats being left up! I also have been in awe of the way they cook, chew…and EAT!
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Dec 02, 2010
One of the problems of applying statistics to behavioral problems such as eating disorders is the danger that one might overlook the significance of what, or more accurately, who is represented by the smaller numbers. In particular, men, who account for approximately one in six of all eating disordered cases, have been inadvertently marginalized as a sort of statistical anomaly.
by Bridget Loves on Oct 22, 2010
I am so intrigued by this show and thankful that E! is bringing the reality of eating disorders to millions of people. I think seeing the real faces behind this disease will help everyone understand it more. These are real people who come from various backgrounds and I am hopeful the audience can see how this disease has taken over their lives.
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jul 23, 2010
Currently, statistical models suggest that approximately 10% of those suffering an eating disorder are male. Given that there are about 8 million people living in the United States with an eating disorder, a simple calculation would indicate that nearly 800,000 men are suffering with anorexia, bulimia or binge-eating disorder.