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Guys with Eating Disorders: How to Help

Lample, Samuel S.; Gillum, Jan

Journal of Christian Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e3181ddfd1d
Feature: CE Connection

It is possible that 1 to 3 million males in the United States have anorexia and bulimia; thousands more have other forms of disordered eating. Physical complaints often are the first admission of a problem, but symptoms can be misinterpreted resulting in misdiagnosis and ineffective treatment. This article discusses clinical sequelae of eating disorders, specific symptoms and issues in males, and important components of effective treatment.

In Brief

Males with eating disorders are less likely to recognize problems or seek help. Learn clinical sequelae, symptoms, and effective intervention for males.

Author Information

Samuel S. Lample, MA, LPC, is the Clinical Specialist at Remuda Ranch. Samuel's focus is on children and adolescents with eating and anxiety disorders. He often writes and speaks about eating disorders.

Jan Gillum, RN, is Director of Nursing Services, Intensive Treatment Centers, Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders. As an author and speaker, Jan's focus is nursing care for eating disorder and anxiety patients of all ages.

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