Chapter 12: Eating, Feeding, and Sleep-Wake Disorders

My Battle with Anorexia


Chapter 12 explores the different eating disorders that effect both men and women; however, women are ten times more likely to be diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa than are men. Some researchers believe that this difference in diagnoses is mainly due to the fact that the current diagnostic criteria often overlook the kinds of body image concerns found amongst men with eating disorders. In this video, Dave Chawner, a comic from Great Brittan, describes his battle with Anorexia Nervosa and the various reactions he received from his friends, parents, and strangers when he admitted that he suffered from this mental disorder. Run Time: 11:34