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Eating Disorders and MEN : Interview with Patrick Bergstrom, founder of 'I Chose to Live Continue reading on Examiner.com Interview with Patrick Bergstrom, founder of 'I Chose to Live' - Baltimore Eating Disorder | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/eating-disorder-in-baltimore/interview-with-patrick-bergstrom#ixzz1Rls5jEzV

Patrick Bergstrom is a male athlete from Hagerstown, Maryland who for four years struggled with both anorexia nervosa and alcoholism.  Bergstrom’s disorder nearly claimed his life when in March of 2008 he sought treatment at Canopy Cove in Florida.  In treatment he not only regained his health but discovered an incentive to share his story and help others experiencing similar adversities.  After treatment he founded I Chose to Live, a recovery movement with the purpose of encouraging others to choose life over struggle and addiction.  He also became a resource person for The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) and The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).

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Anonymous asked: Hey, I really love what you're doing here and I find it greatly inspiring. The one thing I wanted to say though was you don't seem to ackowledge the fact that guys get ED's too. as a man who has suffered for the past 5 years I find it extremely hard to find the support I need when everything from medical journals to magazine articles use "her" by default and tend to ignore the fact that we are suffering too. Thought this was just worth a mention :) anyway, keep up the good work!
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Thank you for your message.  I absolutely agree with you,  there is not enough information out there directed at men and about mens experience with eating disorders.   It is hard to come by but when I do encounter it I post it.   I will try to hunt down some more today.   <3

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Men Get Eating Disorders Too is a charitable organisation that seeks to raise awareness of eating disorders in men so men are able to get the support they need. Our website provides essential information on eating disorders that is specific to unique needs of men including definitions of what they are and the associated symptoms, treatments and support services available. There are also personal stories and a forum so male users can connect with other men with eating disorders to share their experiences and offer peer support.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too is a charitable organisation that seeks to raise awareness of eating disorders in men so men are able to get the support they need. Our website provides essential information on eating disorders that is specific to unique needs of men including definitions of what they are and the associated symptoms, treatments and support services available. There are also personal stories and a forum so male users can connect with other men with eating disorders to share their experiences and offer peer support.

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