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Eating Disorder Frequently Asked Questions

Eating Disorder Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: 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 Choice 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 Choice Program.