In a recent study conducted by Ulla Raisanen of the University of Oxford in the UK it is said there are poor recognition of symptoms of eating disorders in men.
The researchers identified four themes as below: - Earl signs and symptoms recognition. - Problem recognition. - Seeking for help. - First time visit to support services and health care. It was found men with such disorders are usually underdiagnosed, undertreated as well as under-researched. Among men the eating disorder took a crisis point like emergency hospitalization and then they realized the problem, stated NewsWellness.
Several men said they were unaware where to go for help and few others thought they would not be taken seriously by the health care professionals. After seeking help mixed reactions were found from men. Some said the experience was positive and others felt the health care professional was helpful to them. Researchers said early detection in men is required for eating disorders to ensure prognosis is improved.