Striegel: Male Eating Disorders Real, Overlooked

A Boston Globe feature cites a recent study by Ruth Striegel, Walter A. Crowell Professor of Social Sciences, Professor of Psychology, as proof that eating disorders among men not only exist, they are wide-spread and merit more inquiry. Striegel recently published a study looking at more that 45,000 men and women and found that binge-eating was nearly as prevalent among men as women. The study has drawn international attention and will likely spur more inquiry and a reassessment of treatment assumptions and strategies for eating disorders in general.