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Men and Boys with Eating Disorders is a subject that until recently has gone unnoticed and untreated. Of the 9 million suffering with an eating disorder in the United States 10% are Men and Boys. This is probably a low estimate because the male gender is much less likely to discuss this specific issue which has been viewed as a disease that threatens mostly young white females. Physicians and High School Coaches are not as likely to recognize an eating disorder in young boys as they are with adolescent girls. By the time men are diagnosed with an eating disorder it is more difficult to change the negative behavioral pattern that has led to a serious disease. Men and Boys with Eating Disorders are falling pray to the pressure from advertising, movies and Action Figures much the same as females have felt for years. The obsession to be thin but with six pack abs is associated with success and popularity. The image or idea of the perfect body leads to unhealthy behaviors and disordered eating. As our culture begins to accept the reality that males are suffering with eating disorders this allows men and boys to seek help for their problem. Men with low self worth who buy into the perfect body and are dissatisfied with their body often eat obsessively to feel better. The role reversal for men and women in our society today in corporate America causes some men to try and compensate with body image. When feelings and behaviors about food and ways to reshape your body interfere with your normal daily routine and you think you have lost control you may have to look for eating disorder treatment. There are very few facilities that treat men for eating disorders preferring to offer treatment to the majority of sufferers which are female.

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