Western Mass News: COVID-19 Restrictions Affecting Those With Body Image Disorders
By Kaylee Pugliese and Amanda Callahan
February 24, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — COVID-19 safety regulations have affected those who struggle with body image in different ways.
There are several impacts the pandemic has had on those dealing with an eating disorder or body dysmorphic disorder.
It’s national eating disorder awareness week and experts said the pandemic may have made it harder for those struggling with an eating disorder and maybe a little easier for those dealing with body dysmorphia.
More than 30 million Americans struggle with some sort of eating disorder about a third of those are men and boys.