Perfect Illusions: Binge Eating Disorder in Males

Binge Eating Disorder in MenPerfect Illusions, a PBS documentary on Eating Disorders, posted some common characteristics of male binge eaters. It’s a very solid list that all guys who think they might be Binge Eaters should read. There are several items on that list many guys could identify with.

I noticed some emotional and mental characteristics in the article struck too close to home for me including:

  • “Binge eating used as a means of relieving tension, or to ‘numb’ feelings”
  • “Rigid, inflexible ‘all or nothing’ thinking”
  • “Difficulty expressing feelings and needs”
  • “Perfectionism”

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