Eating disorders in men: Why the confession of Ed Sheeran is so important

About a quarter of all eating disorders occur, according to a study from the year 2015 by the UK Medical Research Council in the case of men – and yet, eating d

Eating disorders in men: Why the confession of Ed Sheeran is so important

About a quarter of all eating disorders occur, according to a study from the year 2015 by the UK Medical Research Council in the case of men – and yet, eating disorders are in men, an often forgotten and medial to little backlit subject. That is not enough: Often, this disease is not diagnosed in Affected sufficiently. The more important it is that she will be somewhat detached from the female connotation, and eating disorders experienced in men more attention. (Also read: Who wants to be a balanced person, you must change these things)

Ed Sheeran talks about problems

Recently, Ed Sheeran said in an Interview with the American self-help book-publishing house "Hay House" very open about his problematic eating behavior. He confessed, in the past, often an excessive amount of Fast Food eaten and subsequently vomited. In addition, the musicians talked about anxiety disorders, Addiction, and problems with one's own body image – about all of the things with which he was struggling at the beginning of his career.

Especially, he was able to identify with some of the auto-biography of Elton John, who reported on a similar problem: "There were so many things in it, which he did, which I do. He said: 'I went on an ice cream Binge, ate four fucking Desserts, until I had to puke.' And I thought to myself: 'I have made already.'"

eating disorders in men: Also other celebrities

to Express That a Superstar like Ed Sheeran speaks openly about such issues, helps the Problem of much-needed media attention. However, it must be said that Sheeran in an Interview attested to himself never explicitly an eating disorder, but rather, his addiction took up the theme itself. (Also interesting: Stress cannot be avoided – with these tips s)

Ed Sheeran works, however, is the only male Star that reported in the recent past, a problem of dealing with food and body image. Among the Celebrities, the speeches, the topic of eating disorders is also open to, among other things, the British Comedian Russell Brand, the actor Christopher Eccleston and former One-Direction-singer-Zayn Malik. The British presenter Andrew Flintoff, known to us from the auto show "Top Gear," said according to the Guardian, even, to want to make a documentary about his bulimia make.

One thing is certain: A topic on how eating disorders can use all the media attention. On the one hand, to entstigmatisieren to the subject and back into the collective consciousness. To accept, on the other hand, in order to make Affected courage, your Problem – and challenge him.

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Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 20:27

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