For people with eating disorders, the pandemic is ‘almost tailor made’ for relapses

UNC Junior Katie Regitko has had an eating disorder since age 12 and suffered a relapse during the pandemic. (Charlotte Ix / Carolina Connection)

By Charlotte Ix

A recent study conducted in part by UNC researchers found that COVID-related lockdowns created a perfect storm for people with Eating Disorders. Many struggled as they were thrown off of their carefully created schedules and lost in-person access to treatment.

People in recovery are now learning new ways to care for themselves and stay connected to one another.

Charlotte Ix reports.

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