Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:30 p.m.
Posted by Kevin O’Mahony
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of eating disorders among teenagers has increased.
Last year, 188 girls between the ages of 12 and 18 diagnosed with anorexia or bulimia were discharged from hospital.
Barry Murphy of Bodywhys says the Covid crisis has “the risk factors” in relation to it Eating disorders increased:
“People’s feeling of routine, their structure in everyday life, things are closed, no access to school and college.
” Such a change in the social fabric of society, coupled with the duration and intensity the pandemic, and all the uncertainty and fear, were really the risk factors for eating disorders that have, sadly, really thrived in the past 18 months. “