Getting help with an eating disorder during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 6:12 AM, May 12, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. — It's estimated that approximately 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

Stressful situations like the current pandemic can trigger underlying conditions. Experts say isolation, lack of control, lack of predictability and felling trapped can encourage self-destructive tendencies.

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If you're struggling, you're not alone. There are services like telemendicine, virtual therapy session and dietitians that can offer help. Even some group sessions have moved online.

Click here to find resources you can use if you or someone you know is struggling.