Where there is so much hope on the horizon with vaccine rollouts and lifting restrictions; There are still many people who are struggling with their mental health. The epidemic started more than a year ago. Reports of depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders are at an all-time high for almost all age groups. And the demand for mental health services is significant.
A mental health disorder that is remarkably high that is not often talked about is an eating disorder. This may be because many people do not associate the problem of eating with mental health, it is often associated with food and the desire to look at a certain way. However, this misconception is far from the truth. In fact, the mortality rate for diagnosing mental illness with eating disorders is the highest (second only to opioid addiction).
During the epidemic, call the hotline National Food Disorders Association About 0% are above. Not only are people recovering from eating disorders receptive, but people who have not experienced eating disorders are being re-diagnosed. In Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center (A treatment facility for mental health), the number of patients increased by 0% in the first few months of the epidemic, and this rate remains the same to this day.
Many physicians and mental health providers are wasting their time because there are so many cases of eating disorders. Research is showing that eating disorders are on the rise as people are just trying to cope with the huge levels of stress they have caused by the epidemic. You see, the biggest misconception about eating disorders is that some people (especially white women) want to look certain. In fact, in any case, eating can be a disease because it reduces the internal problems arising from the desire to control the external environment. Internal distress is trauma, anxiety or stress.
There are also many types of eating disorders, which sometimes make them difficult to identify. Not to mention the frightening stereotype that only white women have eating disorders, it puts other genders and ethnic minorities at even greater risk of being misdiagnosed or getting out of the brush when it comes to help. Check it out to learn more about the different types of eating disorders Blog That I wrote a few months ago; Click Here To read it
If you think you are struggling with an eating disorder or know someone, Health and welfare And PACS Are here to help Call Health and Wellness at (603) 862-9355. Call PACS (303) 62622-2010. The National Eating Disorders Association’s hotline is also a good resource and can be reached at 1-800–3112-277.