Males with Eating Disorders
Yes, Men have eating disorders!
Eating disorders are seen as a “woman’s disease” and due to the stigma men are suffering in silence. If you are a guy suffering with his relationship with food, you are not alone. Male eating disorder treatment in NJ is finally here and our practice includes the only man in the State certified as an Eating Disorder Therapist, you can trust that he knows what he is doing. He has gone through the vigorous training and testing to make sure you can find what you’re looking for.
From one man to another – we want to make sure you are heard!
The beliefs surrounding male culture are stuck in a mindset that promotes poor emotional connection and harmful projection of how to control our weight and body to remain influential. Many men fear admitting they have a problem. Men, just like women are concerned about bad judgement and no one wants to be seen as weak or broken.
As the premier outpatient therapy center for male eating disorder treatment in NJ you can finally get the help you deserve. You will be taken seriously and you can immediately shed some of the fears and stigmas many men face. Sometimes you need to work with a guy to feel heard. Finally the opportunity is here.
10 MILLION MEN in the United States have a clinically significant eating disorder. To make that number more tangible, the National Association for Men with Eating Disorders (NAMED) touts 25-40% of people with eating disorders are male.
As a board member of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, we can help.
Signs of Males with an Eating Disorder:
- For men, eating disorders can present differently. When an adolescent appears withdrawn, silent, and unable to get out of bed or motivate himself to spend time with his friends and he doesn’t eat; these may be signs of depression and an eating disorder. Depression is the leading co-occurring disorder for males with anorexia.
- When focus is obsessive on athletic performance, muscle shape and size, you may be looking at a young man with an eating disorder.
- Defensive dieting can take control when a male is afraid that his food habits will lead him to sickness and eventual death.
- When a person is unable to communicate their needs but able to spend much time with food, you may be looking at a man with an eating disorder.
- When anyone is obsessed with the fear of being too small and perceiving themselves as little and weak, also known as Muscle Dysmorphia, it is rampant in our local gyms and athletic centers. You may be looking at a man with an eating disorder.
- Substance abuse is evident in the struggle of men with eating disorders, particularly among those with binge eating disorder. Particularly among those individuals that have a binge eating disorder
- Here’s a quick video to help you see the statistics a bit more clearly.