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Eating Disorders and Male Adolescents

Eating Disorders and Male AdolescentsEating Disorders and Male Adolescents

Eating disorders may often be seen as a predominately female concern. While a higher percentage of women struggle with eating disorders versus their male counterparts, it is important to understand that, while females are more likely to suffer from eating disorders, males can and do suffer from eating disorders. In addition, there is often a stigma attached to a male suffering with an eating disorder, so they are often better at hiding the behavior and are not as likely to admit that there is a problem.

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