Record number of children on NHS waiting lists for eating disorder treatment amid Covid pandemic

There were 207 under-19s in England waiting for 'urgent' care for conditions including bulimia and anorexia by the end of June - the highest number since records began in 2016.
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AN EATING disorder catastrophe is mounting as NHS staff struggle to cope with rising demand. Case numbers have soared in the UK over the past decade. And now the pandemic has restricted access to services for many of the 1.6 million people suffering from anorexia, bulimia and other disorders, according to experts.
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Abstract PURPOSE: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Italian population lived in quarantine from March to May 2020 (lockdown phase I). Restrictions impacted individuals' psychological health, especially in those with eating disorders (ED). Healthcare providers (HCPs) treating ED provided assistance by telemedicine and/or in walk-in clinics. We hypothesize that social restrictions represented a great stressor for ED patients and HCPs, negatively impacted their therapeutic alliance, and affected the frequency of dysfunctional behaviors. METHODS: This cross-sectional study consisted of an online survey investigating ...
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In this study, participants with the highest level of food insecurity experienced: higher levels of binge eating (uncontrollable eating) a higher likelihood of having any type of eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia dietary restraint for any reason, for example, avoiding a food group, such as carbohydrates, or types of foods, such as desserts weight self-stigma, assessed through responses to a questionnaire that measured self-devaluation and fear of experiencing stigma (sample statement: “I would never have any problems with weight if I were stronger”) high levels of worry, also measured through respon...
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With the spread of coronavirus in the United States, our lives are changing in ways we never anticipated. Along with feeling heightened emotions like anxiety, uncertainty or even panic, many are experiencing unprecedented changes to their daily lives. Mass unemployment and job insecurity have impacted millions of Americans, and many of whom are fortunate to remain secure in their employment have adjusted to a new work-from-home lifestyle.  While such disruptions are harmful for everyone, quarantine has been particularly difficult for those who suffer from an eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa a...
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Staying home to help prevent the spread of coronavirus has brought major life changes for many. For those who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, social isolating can pose a serious risk to their recovery. When U.S. health officials began recommending that people stay at home in March, Allison Caswell didn’t expect doing so would trigger old anxieties about food that she struggled with daily in the past. For one thing, Caswell, a 29-year-old in Wilmington, North Carolina, had been in recovery for her eating disorder for 12 years. For another, as a health care worker, she felt that she had a good understandin...
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