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In the Media | How to Help Someone Who Is Struggling With an Eating Disorder Right Now

6Recent studies suggest the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting young adults in terms of disordered eating and depression — conditions that often coexist.

These data suggest that although public health efforts should certainly focus on young people’s health behaviors and risk avoidance, they also should be thinking about their mental health, especially in terms of disordered eating. The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh’s Jaclynn Cosan, PsyD, shares the impacts of the pandemic stressors on mental health, as well as how to help those who may be struggling.

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