Treating Consuming Issues Throughout a Pandemic and Past

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Op-Ed By Dr. Stuart Koman

March 1, 2021

For many of this 12 months, COVID-19 has sequestered us in our houses, behind our pc screens, and into unfamiliar routines. It’s been a difficult time for everybody, however for individuals with consuming problems, it’s been a fertile floor for disordered ideas and behaviors to reemerge or worsen. That’s as a result of consuming problems thrive in isolation. 

Between March and September, the Nationwide Consuming Issues Affiliation’s helpline noticed a  94 p.c enhance in calls and messages in comparison with the identical time final 12 months. Individuals are dealing with a litany of triggers, together with disruption to day by day routines, a fracturing of help methods, and a  deluge of social media posts about meals, pandemic weight achieve (Quarantine-15), and exercise routines.

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