48. Associations Between Eating Disorders and Sociodemographic Factors in Adolescent Patients Since the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to significant increases in mental health related diagnoses in adolescents, including eating disorders. The perception of young, non-minoritized, upper-class females as the stereotypical demographic in the diagnosis of eating disorders has been challenged. Disparities in access, diagnosis and treatment exist for adolescents with eating disorders. The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on disparities in eating disorder diagnosis has not yet been described in an adolescent population.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research