100979: Making Weight: Men's conflicts with food, weight, shape and appearance

About the Course:

Based on numerous vignettes and patient stories, this unique book discusses the often ignored but important male body image—focusing on the attitudes and behaviors that have led a growing number of men into eating disorders and self-abusive behaviors.

Journal/Publisher:

Pub Group West

Publication Date:

2000

Authors

Arnold Anderson, M.D.; Leigh Cohn, M.A.T.; Thomas Holbrook, M.D.

About the Authors:

Arnold Anderson, M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry and director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Dr. Anderson is a prolific writer and has authored over 200 scholarly articles and books.

In addition to his roles as co-author and publisher of Making Weight, Mr. Cohn has co-authored several books on self-esteem and eating disorders. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.

Dr. Holbrook brings to his writing a unique perspective on the internal experience of compulsive exercise and eating disorders. His work in private practice and as the Clinical Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin add to his extensive knowledge of the field.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers and nurses who seek knowledge about men’s issues with eating disorders and body image disturbance. It is appropriate for introductory and intermediate levels.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify contrasting dilemmas facing men and women today, regarding weight, shape and appearance.

  2. Evaluate media messages pertaining to men’s appearance and analyze the media’s impact on men’s self esteem and body image.

  3. Discuss hunger, satiety and treatment options for men struggling with body image and food issues.

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