Men and Boys with Eating Disorders

Although eating disorders are more common in females, they do occur in males.

The most frequent eating disorder in males is binge eating disorder (BED). They also may develop anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

Common Traits

  • Irritability
  • Obsessive-compulsive behavior
  • Perfectionism

Treatment for Eating Disorders in Males

The same treatment approaches are effective for both males and females with eating disorders.

Need Help?

If you think you have an eating disorder, get help today. Learn more about treatment at the UPMC Center for Eating Disorders.​​

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UPMC Center for Eating Disorders
3811 O'Hara St.
Eighth floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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