ILA 7

Anorexia Nervosa in Males: Similarities and Differences to AN in Females

I feel like this article will be a great tool for me to use in my research.  It talks about some of the specific topics that I want to discuss in my paper and include on my website.  The reading describes a comprehensive study of specific sets of patients and their findings.  This is an article not just of opinions but of actual people.  The article also includes parental attitudes and, in some instances, parents that are themselves suffering from A.N.  This is a very factual and straight forward reading.  All the graphs, statistics, and data made the reading appear to be very credible.

An Overview of Anorexia Nervosa in Males

This article also talks about the fact that anorexia is typically associated with females.  The condition, psychology, and manifestations of this conditions is severely overlooked in the male population.  This article also gave interesting statistics from credible sources, which in turn, made the article appear to be credible.  It incorporates research on the familial, biological, cultural, and psychodynamic elements involved in males with anorexia nervosa.   While giving an overview of the general information of the disorder, the article is mainly aimed toward the psychology of males suffering from this condition.

Severe Anorexia Nervosa in Males: Clinical Presentations and Medical Treatment

This article is aimed at the further understanding of the prevalence of this condition in males.  We do not normally associate this condition with males.  When we think about eating disorders, we think of women.  This article also describes some of the physical effects of severe anorexia on the body.  In my reading, it was interesting to find that in the past the ratio of women to men with anorexia was 20:1. The National Institute of Mental Health has been reporting an increasing prevalence of males with anorexia.  I found this article to be credible because the author were members of main departments at Denver Health Medical Center.  There were also a lot of informed statistics from the NIMH.

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