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Eating disorders such as anorexia among teens spiked by as much as 300% during the COVID-19 pandemic

June 22, 2021
Daily Mail
Chief medical and clinical officer Anne Marie O'Melia was interviewed in this article about rising rates of child and adolescent eating disorders during the pandemic

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Eating disorders among U.S. teenagers spiked in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, health experts say.

Requests for treating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia increased by as much as 300 percent at one hospital.

Doctors also note that patients that are coming in for treatment are often in worse condition than a usual patient coming for treatment. 


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