June 17, 2010 -- Eating disorders affect approximately 24 million Americans, and approximately 10 to15 percent are men, according to the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. There are many factors that can lead to an eating disorder, including depression, anxiety, and sexual abuse. In many cases people who suffer from an eating disorder have an unhealthy desire for perfection or are seeking control.
Anyone suffering from an eating disorder should get professional help as soon as possible. Here is a list of resources that can help clairfy the causes of an eating disorder and provide information on how to seek proper treatment. There are seveal organizations that offer support and connect people to a network of individuals and families who share share the same experiences with eating disorders.
For more information visit the resources directly by clicking on the following links:
National Eating Disorders Association
Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC)