Research on eating disorders and body-image concerns has traditionally focused on White women and girls. Only a few studies have addressed the specific needs of racially and ethnically diverse men with eating disorders. This article reviews and presents research findings on contextual risk factors that contribute to eating disorders and body-image concerns in men and boys. First, important race- and ethnicity-related factors such as racial identity, acculturation, and experiences of discrimination are briefly discussed. Risk factors relevant for this population, including race-related factors, visual and social media, sexual orientation, muscularity, weight and obesity, and substance abuse, are then explored. Finally, implications for service providers and areas for future research are identified.
Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns in Men of Color: Cultural Considerations
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Laurel Stewardson, Jessica Nolan, Regine Talleyrand; Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns in Men of Color: Cultural Considerations. Journal of Mental Health Counseling 1 April 2020; 42 (2): 110–123. doi: https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.42.2.02
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