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October 27 Mental Health Out Loud: Eating Disorders and Body Image Among Teens

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Not available October 27? Don’t worry. Register here and we’ll send the replay link to watch at your convenience.The pandemic has brought with it a troubling surge in eating disorders.

The numbers are alarming: National eating disorder hotlines report a 70 percent spike in call volume, and hospitalizations for eating disorders have doubled in the last three years.Eating disorders have among the highest mortality rate for any mental illness (and yes, they are considered a mental illness and not a behavioral issue), but stigma and shame often keep people from seeking help.

Researchers have found that two types of eating disorders in particular, bulimia and binge eating, often co-occur with ADHD.

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