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COVID-19: Coping In Isolation With An Eating Disorder

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Containment efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic including social distancing policies and “stay-at-home” orders have the potential to greatly affect those with – or at risk of – an eating disorder.

The disruption of face-to-face treatment delivery services that comes as a result of COVID-19 will exacerbate the already alarming figure that fewer than 25% of people with an eating disorder receive care.

Further, the pandemic will likely worsen the mental health of people with an eating disorder, adding further urgency to ensure that appropriate care is received during this time.

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