The Appetite Episode #34: Men and Eating Disorders: Patrick Devenny on Identity in Athletics

An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast


Former professional football player Patrick Devenny joins us again for the second of two episodes, expanding on his eating disorder recovery story and sharing the identity crisis that ensued upon leaving professional athletics. Patrick joins Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS (Opal’s Co-founder, Clinical Director, and head of the Sport+Exercise Program) in this laid-back conversation around how issues of identity are impacted at the intersection of sport, masculinity, and eating disorders.


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