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Many individuals believe that eating disorders are female-specific. New research suggests this assumption is stopping men with such disorders from getting the treatment they need.
When you hear the words “eating disorder,” do you think of a male or female? Chances are, the majority of us picture a female. But researchers say the assumption that eating disorders only affect women is preventing men with such disorders from receiving the help and support they need.
There is no doubt that eating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa, are more common among women. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), an estimated 10-15% of Americans with eating disorders are male.
However, the researchers of this most recent study, including Ulla Räisänen of the University of Oxford in the UK, say that because there is poor recognition of symptoms of eating disorders in men, such estimates are likely to be higher.
To reach their findings, recently published in BMJ Open, the researchers interviewed 39 individuals between the ages of 16 and 25 years, of which 10 were men.
All participants had suffered some form of eating disorder and were asked about their experiences of the condition. The research team focused on men’s responses only. Read More
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