The most common victims are women, however men are affected as well.
In the end, we are all possible victims.
Recurrent and inappropriate behavior aimed at compensating for the weight gain, self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications; fasting; or excessive exercise.
A lack of control over binge eating.
The criteria is as follows: Recurrent episodes of binge-eating--consuming an amount of food which is much larger than most would eat during a similar period of time--at least once a week for three months.
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It is likely that cases of anorexia will continue to emerge in the community, in the same was as they have been doing since cases first started being recorded, and even if there is a sea change in cultural pressures impacting on how we experience our embodiment.
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Treatment for male anorexia is exactly the same as described for females but many sufferers are “hidden” in the community and the apparent scarcity of the condition has not allowed us to pursue the research which could identify specific strategies that may be especially useful to males.
Data can be viewed in Chart G in Appendix I.
Once an eating disorder develops, it is exactly the same illness whether the sufferer is male or female. Thus, men benefit from the same treatment as women. However male reluctance to seek help is compounded by many believing that their particular issues about being male will not be addressed. The NCFED has an essay about male eating problems on the information page of the website.