Eating Disorders in Men on the Rise

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A disease that is thought of as limited only to the female gender, Anorexia along with other traditional eating disorders (bulimia, etc) are on the rise again in the American male population. Since as early as 2004 researchers have noticed a statistically significant increase in men suffering from eating disorders and that increase translates into men seeking assistance for eating disorders.

As researchers notice an increase in males suffering from what were traditionally thought of as only effecting the female population in the U.S., addiction treatment programs gear up to handle this growing yet very specific demographic of males suffering from eating disorders. Since as early as 2004 researchers have noticed a statistically significant increase in men suffering from eating disorders and that increase translates into men seeking assistance for eating disorders.

Many males report the same feelings of societal pressure that were also the initial reports in females when the diseases began their ascension into the mainstream. The troubling remarks parity those of the female population some 10 years ago. Men have additional layers of societal pressures when confronting this disease because it is traditionally viewed as a women's problem. Harvard researchers report that in a sample of 3000 adults 25% were considered bulimic or anorexic and almost 40% were considered binge eaters.

Because of these developments over the last few years The Center for Healthy Living has developed a wide array of specialized programs for men and women suffering from a variety of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and compulsive eating. They are now additionally well equipped to deal with specific eating disorders in the LGBT community as well because of their partnership with Lakeview Health Systems and their Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center.

For more information on treatment programs please contact: 1-800-542-4610 or visit http://www.edtreatmentcenters.com.

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