Infidelity is one of many interpersonal stressors that can trigger midlife eating disorders. Treatment centers around the country are seeing a rise in men and women in midlife and beyond presenting for treatment for eating disorders.
Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., author of The Woman in the Mirror, is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Nutrition at the University of North Carolina.
About Midlife Eating Disorders
Countless men and women in midlife and beyond, from all ethnic backgrounds, struggle with eating disorders. Some have suffered since youth; others relapsed in midlife, often after a stressor such as infidelity, divorce, death of a loved one, menopause, or retirement. Still others experience eating disorder symptoms for the first time in midlife. Midlife Eating Disorders guides adults in understanding “Why me?” and “Why now?” and gives readers renewed hope by explaining how to overcome symptoms and access resources and support. http://www.cynthiabulik.com