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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.

Need Help?

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

Contact Us

To make an inpatient referral or for questions regarding a hospital admission, please call 412-624-1000.

To refer to any outpatient levels of care, please fill out our questionnaire at www.upmc.com/wphcedreferral and we will call to schedule an initial appointment.

For general questions regarding any outpatient levels of care, please call 412-246-6390.

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

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100 North Bellefield Ave.
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Pittsburgh, PA 15213