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Where Are All the Guys? (In Eating Disorder Treatment)

Where Are All the Guys? (In Eating Disorder Treatment)

Update: 2023-06-221


Today Virginia is chatting with Kyle Ganson, PhDan assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work who studies eating disorders in boys and young men. This is an episode a lot of you have been asking for—we don’t talk enough about boys and how they struggle with all of these issues. 

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Content Warning: We talk about specific disordered eating behaviors and eating disorder symptoms in this episode. If any of that is going to be tricky for you, feel free to skip.

Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.


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Truly interesting talk!

Jun 23rd








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Where Are All the Guys? (In Eating Disorder Treatment)

Where Are All the Guys? (In Eating Disorder Treatment)

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