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April 27, 2021 28 min

Experts are finding that the pandemic has led to an alarming rise in eating disorders. Dr. Lisa explains how eating disorders can sneak up on families and why they can be incredibly harmful. Lisa and Reena discuss how social media can contribute to eating disorders and the fact that these illnesses affects people from all genders, economic backgrounds, and races. Early intervention matters, so what are the signs of an eating disorder? How do you talk to kids about eating disorders? And when should you seek help?

FOR CHILDREN EVERYWHERE:

Eating disorders can be linked to food insecurity. Feeding America can help you find your local food bank to make a donation.

https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Lisa’s NYT column: Eating Disorders in Teens Have 'Exploded' in the Pandemic

anorexiafamily.com Help for parents of children and teens suffering from anorexia and other eating disorders.

feast-ed.org F.E.A.S.T. is an international non-profit organization of and for caregivers of loved ones suffering from eating disorders.

nationaleatingdisorders.org NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

maudsleyparents.org Maudsley Parents was created in 2006 by parents who helped their children recover with family-based treatment, to offer hope and help to other families confronting eating disorders. 

eatingdisorders.ucsd.edu/resources/ Resources recommended by the Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research at University of California, San Diego

www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/programs/a-_-e/eating-disorders-program/helpful-links Resources recommended by the Eating Disorders Program at Boston Children’s Hospital

https://www.aedweb.org/resources/about-eating-disorders Informational resources developed by the Academy for Eating Disorders

https://www.drlisadamour.com/

Ask Lisa is produced by www.GoodTroubleProductions.com

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