Men Have Eating Disorders – Cognitive Therapy Can Help

Anorexia and bulimia are not just affecting women. A recent Harvard Medical School survey showed that nationally, 25% of those with anorexia or bulimia and 40% of those who binge eat are male. The reported prevalence of eating disorders among men was much higher than previously expected.

This article in the Washington Post discusses the survey, and notes that, “Treatment for males and females involves cognitive therapy to overcome a distorted body image, which is at the core of eating disorders.”

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  1. Kevin Benbow
    Kevin Benbow says:

    That was certainly a surprise to me. My experience has been that females present for treatment much for these conditions much more often than males . . . . .but then again, that’s probably true for most conditions!!


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