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 Has anyone had OCD and been cured of it? What is it like not to have it after having it most of your life?
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 I was told to today that I have bipolar disorder. I stoled something from my work. I'm not that kind of person
I work for the federal government and now I have 3 felonies on my record. I have lost 35 pounds in 6 months,can'tsleep' don't eat like I used to' don't have alot to do with ...


 I need help! My mom is sick!!?
Ok. My mom was complaining about sharp pains in her stomach. Then she got sick 2-4 times. Now she's going to the hospital. And she mentioned it hurts to sit up. But she can sit down and feel ...


 How do i get rid of a cold sore quickly?
and how do i tell the difference between a cold sore,pimples, and acne, what is a cold sore and what does it come ...


 Would any doctor remove a stomach even if there is no cancer present?
I do not have cancer, but I am overweight and suffer very bad indigestion problems and pain in my stomach. Would any type of doctor consider removing my stomach, a procedure usually done on cancer ...


 What is the name of this disorder?
I think its a disorder, anyway, I was told that this girl at my school had a disorder where if you touch one of her shoulders, she automatically touches the other. I was also told that she cannot ...


 What is thrush?
Is it curable
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What are symptoms?...


 My chest hurts Help Me!?
Everytime i breath it feels as if, if i breath to deep it feels like a pressure and makes me cough. I cant lay down because everytime i do i cough even more. Im not coughing anything much up but when ...


 Is there a difference between these two choices of dying?
1. Knowing that you are ill and choosing to do nothing about it, such as going to the doctor to get care to extend your life.
2, Or to get treatment to aid your life to be able to live longer.<...


 what are the symptoms of being anemic?
i think i might be anemic but i'm not sure. i'm always tired, no matter how much sleep i get. i feel weak a lot.

a nd if i do have this, can/ how can i stop it?
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 Is anorexia hereditary?
I'm 17... If my mother is anorexic, are the chances higher that I may become one too? She still struggles with it from time to time, as it is a lifetime disorder....


 Is this wierd to you? OCD?
I tend to talk to myself constantly... I make up stories but i tell them to myself. The stories are like about random people and fantasy stuff. Whats wrong with me? I had this for lifke forever. Both ...


 There is a scruff in my class who has knits?
should i tell them to get knit ...


 Bloated stomach feeling, pain just below ribs, what can this be?
First of all let me say I'm on my period--but it started around saturday or friday and the cramps only last the first day.
I'm starting to believe my body can't handle bread at ...


 best way to get rid of sore throat?
i've had this annoying sore throat for a few days now, i cant get to sleep because of it. whats the best way to cure it? without using them cold and flu drinks, i hate them! ...


 I haven't taken a bath in three weeks, and I don't feel dirty at all.?
Does this make me disgusting, or does this just prove how cool I really am
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I don't shave, nor do I change my underwear. It's really brown. I'm a trainer ...


 doctors help please!?
this is really embarressing but i go to the doctor in febuary but i cant really wait any more.
Symptoms:
burns after i pee.
i always feel like i have to pee really bad.
and then ...


 I'm scared I have cancer.....?
My breasts have stretch marks on them and my right breast is significantly larger then the left. They are also very lumpy. I'm only 14 and I'm a virgin so I have no idea what's going ...


 I am 15, five foot 3, and 111 pounds. I have an eating disorder and I don't know how to stop losing weight!!!!?
This is a health ...


 What could be wrong with me?
Hi, ive had a cough for more then two months which sounds like a dog barking. Recently ive released that i cant take a full deep breathe in and ive been feeling a bit light headed. My doctor keeps ...



Sam M
why is there so little support available for males with anorexia nervosa or other eating disorders?
                      








<3_amber
becasue its way more common in girls.
probably because guys don't really wanna look super skinny.


davidmichigan24
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Because very few males suffer from it.


Mer
actually i read in a book tat its in males as common as it is in girls but the difference is often it doesnt come out, i mean ppl dnt get to knw but in girls they usually get all too lean in a few days n get caught ..n boys rnt tat bad.


sarah
Because its most common with young girls and ladies, stemming from the media and models who also starve themselves like victoria beckham, etc.


Mizz Unique
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I guess because it's not nearly as common as female anorexia, there for not as much support groups are available. But I do believe that a male can join an all female group and it would work out :)


Sports
ya there is support you just have to look harder, but people think guys are man enough to not starve themselves because of emotions of something, even though it is out there.


CinnaBunz
Doctors fail to recognize male eating disorders. To date the evidence suggests that the gender bias of clinicians mean that diagnosing either bulimia or anorexia in men is less likely despite identical behavior. Men are more likely to be diagnosed as suffering depression with associated appetite changes than receive a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder.

Research into male eating disorders
A large US study of adolescents reported in 1995 does show that significant numbers of young males experiencing problem weight control behavior.

2%-3% of males diet all the time or more than ten times a year.
5%-14% of males deliberately vomit after eating.
12%-21% had a history of binge eating.

Hope this helps!


Katie
Its not that there isn't much support, its just that very few men admit to it, or are diagnosed. The same support for women applies to men. A mental health professional can help get to the root of the problem. Some benzos are prescribed, but avoid SSRIs (antidepressants) as they don't help. Anorexics actually have excess serotonin, so SSRIs only make the problem worse. Hope this helps.


rosalie
because it usually girls. but boys do have the problem and they should support them as much as girls.


groovychick
people don't suspect males to have it as it is thought to be a female thing with males they are good at hiding things so you can't tell with the symptoms


James
The ideal male body is muscular and fit in the media. Guys try to get that or just eat a lot and don't care. Being skinny is more mainstream for women and young women got caught up in the act thinking they are fat. It's more common in girls and not in males. I don't understand why breast cancer charities are getting more money than lung cancer charities. More women die from lung cancer.


turkeyhug
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i agree it appears to be more sociably accepted as a girl 's illness and the support fo boys is practically non existant or harder to fight for go see your GP and get support! Maybe it is harder for boys to express themselves? in order for family and health proffesionals to take them seriously


PalB
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I think because men themselves don't open up about it where as women will talk about it. Men seem to worry that they are percieved as not being in control or weak in someway if they admit to something like this and that's a shame. I wish men would talk about it and get the help they need.


imalunatic67
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because men generally are too shy to get help thats why things like rape in men go un noticed its all about male pride they thing people wilkl think their a wimp if they tell but THIERS NOTHING WRONG WITH TELLING thats whyy though their is so little support available for men


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