Mayo Clinic Q&A

Mayo Clinic Q&A


Isolation, stress and the pandemic affecting those with eating disorders

December 07, 2020

Eating disorders are complex medical issues, and the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional challenges for people who battle these disorders. For some, being home with constant access to food is difficult. For others, the lack of social support is a struggle.


Now isolation and stress are contributing to an increased risk of people developing eating disorders.


In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Leslie Sim, a Mayo Clinic psychologist, addresses eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic.