Can a man have anorexia?

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Registered: 02-18-2013
Can a man have anorexia?
Mon, 04-01-2013 - 11:13am

I have a male friend who seems to be too concerned about his weight. He seems very way too thin to me and has very odd eating habits. I am just curious if men can have anorexia.

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Registered: 09-06-2007
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 1:24pm


Yes, absolutely!! Men can have anorexia too. I've been in treatment with quite a few.

Although, I think it's more common among females but it definitely is not unheard of for a male to suffer with an eating disorder.