Women are commonly posed as the only victims of eating disorders, but men are just as vulnerable. Statistics indicate that 10-15% of males have eating disorders. While I’ve met and known more girls than guys who have had eating disorders, I did meet one guy who shared his experience with me. It completely changed my perspective on eating disorders. It’s not just men who fall under the radar. Anyone who doesn’t look like they have an eating disorder, whether they’re obese, overweight, or simply not skeletal, goes unnoticed. A lot of people see physical change as an indicator of health, but an eating disorder is a psychological illness that should be addressed both mentally and physically. Assuming that your friend or family member is recovered because they’ve gained weight is shortsighted. There is much more that goes into recovery than the physical improvements.
Posted on Saturday 26th May 2012 with 8 notes
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