November 17, 2021
Mental Health
  • A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that the number of people who were hospitalized for eating disorders in the U.S. doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers attributed the increased rates, which came as early as March 2020, to several conditions of the pandemic: grocery shopping was a more “fraught” experience, exercise may have become a focus of control, the closing of schools and colleges may have helped families identify unhealthy eating, and outpatient care may have been delayed. (Study here)