Eating disorders do not discriminate on the basis of gender. Men can and do develop eating disorders. Approximately 10% of eating disordered individuals coming to the attention of mental health professionals are male.
Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships. Eating disorders are not just a “fad” or a “phase.” They are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health.
People struggling with an eating disorder need to seek professional help. The earlier a person with an eating disorder seeks treatment, the greater the likelihood of physical and emotional recovery.