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Families play an important role in mental health — and that role may be key to treating teens with anorexia, a new study suggests.
Eating disorders are common among teenagers and young adults. However, these conditions are usually assumed to affect only women, making the issue even more critical for men.
People with eating disorders often have social difficulties, as well. One hormone may improve how people with anorexia perceive the world around them.
Typically, eating disorders and concerns about one's body image are thought to be mainly prevalent among girls and young women. But men are not immune to these problems.
Anorexia is a serious eating disorder that can lead to hospitalization. Those hospitalized for it often require "re-feeding" to recover.