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By On July 5th, 2018

Eating disorders are increasingly common in the military

Eating disorders are becoming increasingly more common within the military, with diagnoses increasing by 26% over a five-year period, according to new research. The findings, published recently in the Defense Health Agency’s Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, indicate that the prevalence of eating disorders had been consistently increasing from the start of the study in 2013…

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By On June 6th, 2017

Veterans who suffered sexual trauma are also at risk for eating disorders

Sexual trauma of any kind can be devastating and lead to a whole host of additional psychiatric issues, including PTSD, depression, substance abuse, and even homelessness. This is also true in the military, where approximately 25% of all female and 1% of male veterans are subjected to “sexual activity where a service member is involved…

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