Isolation and social media among factors behind surge in eating disorders during pandemic, charities warn

Isobel Warner
Friday, January 14, 2022

Increased time spent on social media, isolation from friends, and disrupted school routines are among factors behind a surge in young people being treated for eating disorders during the pandemic, experts have warned.

Young people spent more time online during the pandemic, experts say. Picture: Adobe Stock
Young people spent more time online during the pandemic, experts say. Picture: Adobe Stock

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