Dr. Kyle Ganson: Stigma and Eating Disorders Among Boys & Men

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Oct 12 2020 35 mins   1

Dr. Kyle Ganson is an Assistant Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. His research focuses primarily on eating disorders and muscle-enhancing behaviors among the under-served and under-researched male population. You can learn more about Kyle's research here and find him on Twitter here.

We talk about stigma and how it both contributes to the development of eating disorders, and works as a barrier to accessing eating disorder treatment. We also discuss how this stigma is exacerbated for boys and men, as eating disorders are seen as a women's issue, as are mental health issues more broadly. Kyle also discusses his research on muscle enhancing practices and how social ideals of body types are tied with stigma. 

Episode hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie. Supported by funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Canada Research Chairs program. Original music and podcast produced by Jupiter Productions, who have various production services available to support your podcast needs.