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    Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Isolation, stress and the pandemic affecting those with eating disorders

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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.

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