Eating Disorders in the Military

The stigma of treating mental health disorders in the military, such as depression and post-traumatic stress, has been lifted over the past few years as more individuals seek and obtain help. Eating disorders on the other hand, are still an issue that carries that stigma. The two most common of these disorders are bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Both are caused by active stress from military service. Help, especially when your team is counting on you to be healthy and alert, is important and available with psychologists specifically trained to help military members.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is a growing issue with military women suffering from eating disorders.
  • The two most common eating disorders are Bulimia Nervosa and binge eating disorder.
  • There are available doctors and counselors to help active and veteran military personnel with these issues.

“Although mental health awareness is quite rampant among military members, eating disorders are not as well recognized.”

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