There is a potential association between an eating disorder contributing to depression and vice versa. Some men with eating disorders have perfectionistic personalities, and thus, may be more prone to having eating problems if they feel inadequate with their body image. For instance, an individual that binge eats may be further perpetuating their poor mood after perceiving negative emotions like disgust following their binging behavior. For men that may be at risk for both an eating disorder and mood disorder, it is essential that each of these conditions is treated by healthcare professionals.
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