Eating Disorder Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are Eating Disorders?
A: Eating Disorders are characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior. Three of the most common types of eating disorder classifications are anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.
Q: Will I need to see a specialist to get help?
A: Some people start a discussion about getting help with their primary care physician. The treatment of eating disorders usually involves a team of specialist including a primary care physician, psychiatrist, therapist and nutritionist. Treatment may include inpatient care or residential treatment followed by outpatient follow up care.
Q: How do I locate a specialist?
A: Veterans who are eligible to receive care under the Veterans Community Care program can locate a provider here: www.va.gov/opa/apps/locator/
Please visit www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apps/choice to check your eligibility for the Veterans Community Care program.