Recovery from an eating disorder is possible for everyone. Early intervention is the key to a successful recovery, so it is important to seek help as early as possible. The recovery journey is unique for everyone — for some, it can take only a few months and others may take many years.
Unfortunately many men with an eating disorder delay or avoid seeking help. This can be due to a number of reasons, for example: the stigma of having what many people regard incorrectly as a ‘female illness’, general resistance to seeking medical help, and an unwillingness to seem ‘weak’. In addition, eating disorders in men are often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed by medical practitioners.
It is important to note that the treatment services available (such as psychotherapy, nutritional advice and support groups) are effective in treating both men and women, and the prospect of recovery is equally as possible.
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