Male anorexia is a deadly illness with serious medical complications. However, it's not something that the average person thinks of when they hear the term, "anorexia nervosa".
Typically what people envision (myself included) is an emaciated anorexic girl.
But this is not always the case. Males can have anorexia too.
More attention needs to be paid to males with eating disorders, and more research is needed in order to help us understand the complexities that are unique to men.
Write About Your Male Anorexia Story
Usually the best way to learn is to go right to the source.
That's why I've dedicated this page to all of you guys out there who wish to be heard, have questions, and/or would like to share your experiences.
What if you're not a guy? No problem! You can still be involved :)
Feel free to comment and provide support or encouragement to those who have been brave enough to share.
If a man or young boy that you love is struggling with anorexia or another form of disordered eating, Share your concerns with us. You have a voice too :)
If you're a guy and you have questions or a story to tell, this is the place! Male Bulimia stories and other eating disorder stories are also welcome.
Ready? Let's go! Tell us your most difficult experience with male anorexia.
If you're willing, please tell us about how you were diagnosed and how long you've suffered with your eating disorder.
Have you been to treatment? Were you in an all-male treatment facility, or in a regular hospital?
Did you encounter any difficulties in terms of finding treatment for males with eating disorders?
When you share your story on this site, I will turn it into a web page where others can provide feedback.
You can even "ask one, answer one" if you wish!
It's YOUR little corner of the world wide web and you can create a page about your personal story right here!
NOTE: Contributions may be gently edited for purposes of clarity and/or tone. Anorexia-Reflections reserves the right to deny any submission that it views as inappropriate for whatever reason. This decision is final.
Please be respectful and supportive. Thanks!
Now get to writing your story ;)
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