The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted 9 out of 10 patients with eating disorders, scientists at Northumbria University, UK, noted.
In the early stages of the pandemic in the UK, Dr. Dawn Branley-Bell and Dr. Catherine Talbot surveyed people in the country who were experiencing or recovering from eating disorders at the time of the survey, Journal of Eating Disorders reported.
As it turns out, disruptions in daily life as a result of isolation and social distancing can have detrimental effects on a person’s well-being and on their daily life. Almost 9 in 10 (87%) of participants reported that their symptoms worsened as a result of the pandemic.
Over 30% said their symptoms got much worse.