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Men and Boys with Eating Disorders

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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.