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Military‐related trauma is associated with eating disorder symptoms in male veterans

Article

This study sought to examine the associations between specific types of trauma (i.e., childhood physical abuse, adult physical assault, childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault, and military‐related trauma) and eating disorder symptoms in a large, nationally‐representative sample of trauma‐exposed male veterans.

Abstract

Eating disorders are understudied among male veterans, who may be at increased risk due to the high rates of trauma exposure and experiences of multiple traumatization in this population. This study sought to examine the associations between specific types of trauma (i.e., childhood physical abuse, adult physical assault, childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault, and military‐related trauma) and eating disorder symptoms in a large, nationally‐representative sample of trauma‐exposed male veterans.

Full Reference

Arditte Hall, K.A., Bartlett, B.A., Iverson, K.M., Mitchell, K.S., 2017. Military‐related trauma is associated with eating disorder symptoms in male veterans. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(11), pp.1328-1331.