12/18/2013 09:35 am ET

It Happened To Me: I Am A Grown Man With An Eating Disorder

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I'm Adam. I am a 33-year-old man and I have an eating disorder (ED). That's right, a grown man with an eating disorder.

I'm not alone either; according to a recent study by Boston’s Children’s Hospital, the number of men diagnosed with eating disorders is skyrocketing. Eating disorders are also not just a young person’s problem, something you grow out of when you get older and "wiser." I don’t look like an emaciated famine victim or a young, white fashionista. Yet I have carried this demon inside of me for as long as I can remember.

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